Standing Up for North Island

MLA Report 17th November 2015

The fall Legislative session is coming to a close. It has been two months where there has been little innovative legislation, but the time back in the Legislature has given us, as Opposition, the opportunity of a daily question period. Challenging government on its actions is a centra
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MLA Report 30th October 2015

This week Canadian journalist Mohammed Fahmy who had been in prison in Egypt for more than 400 days, wrongly accused of terrorism visited the Legislature. It was extremely interesting to hear how he survived, how important it was for him to know people were fighting for him and his vi
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Claire Trevena questions Minister Todd Stone about problems with Denman Island cable ferry

Claire asked for some clarity on the new cable ferry for Denman and Hornby Islands. The cables are said to be rusting, there are reports that the ferry’s fuel consumption will be higher than the current ferry and there is no way the ferry can escape a high wind blowing down Baynes Sou
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Return of the house posts to Wei Wai Kai Nation

Here is Claire’s statement in the legislature on the return of the house posts to the Wei Wai Kai Nation in Cape Mudge
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MLA Report 23 October 2015

This has been an intense week for any watcher of politics and I believe for most Canadians. I am very pleased that federally, the North Island once again has a NDP MP. Rachel Blaney is engaged, inclusive and passionate about our communities. She will be a great voice for us in Ottawa
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MLA Report 08 Oct 2015

MLA Report   It has been a shameful week in the Legislature. Day after day, Christy Clark and her Minister for Children and Family Development refused to answer our questions about the tragic deaths of young people who had been in the care of the government. They obfuscated, they
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Claire questions Minister Stone on transit fares

Claire raised the prospect of increased fares for public transit . Victoria is looking at raising fares which would have a huge impact on seniors and students. But the government has frozen funding for BC Transit across the province.
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Port Hardy’s Bear Smart community program

Claire spoke in the Legislature about Port Hardy’s move to be a Bear Smart community. The issue came under the spotlight this summer when a problem bear was killed leaving two cubs the town is looking at ways to safeguard against any repetitions.
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MLA Report 02 October 2015

The Legislature is back in session for the fall, with two months of debate ahead of us. Sadly we have fallen quickly back into routine with us, the official Opposition, challenging the government while they play politics. We are faced with fundamentally serious issues in BC but we hav
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