Standing Up for North Island

Myra Falls Mine and Quinsam Coal Mine

Claire asked a number of questions of the Minister of Energy and Mines about environmental safety at Myra Falls and Quinsam coal mines in light of their shutdowns
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Bill 15, the Protected Areas of British Columbia Amendment Act

Claire spoke in favour of this bill  but underlined the need to back this, and other fine statements about parks, with money and about the need to look at the ecosystem as a whole.
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MLA Report, 18th March 2016

Public education was at the heart of much of the discussion this week in the Legislature. It is not only Campbell River and other North Island communities that are facing tough decisions about school closures. Across the province, school districts that also have been severely underfun
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Great Bear Rainforest debate

It was a long time coming and is the result of a huge amount of hard work by many people over many years. While it is without question something to celebrate and could be a model for forest and land management in many other places, Claire urged some caution when she spoke to it.
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MLA Report, 11th March 2016

People often repeat the line that “it is Question Period but not answer period” to shrug off the fact that Christy Clark and the BC Liberals don’t answer our questions in the Legislature. However, in a healthy democracy there has to be accountability and that means not just asking que
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Trevena Continues to Question Paid Parking at New Hospital

North Island MLA Claire Trevena has again written to the Minister of Health calling for a rethink on plans for paid parking at the new Campbell River hospital. She questions the rationale she has received about charging for hospital parking which appear to be simply because it is done
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MLA Report 4th March, 2016

Cuts — whether to transit passes for the disabled, to education or to environmental oversight – all are a result of government priorities. Unfortunately, the BC Liberals priorities often are not in the best interest of many people in BC and the North Island. The loss of transit
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Zeballos Forest Service Road

Claire asked the Minister of Forests about the awful state of the Zeballos Forest Service Road . This winter has been particularly bad and has forced an ambulance to turn back.
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Minister asked why he’s leaving schools no choice but to close

Calire asked the Minister of Education about the ongoing cuts to the education budget which is having a significant effect on School District 72.
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