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Greetings from Victoria!
MLA’s are finally back in the Legislature and there’s so much to be done to make a better BC.
The Government’s throne speech and Budget have been presented, and I’ve watched for things that you’ve told me are important to you.
- Would we see the long promised investments in St. Paul’s Hospital renewal we’ve been fighting for?
- Would the government take action for people feeling squeezed with rising rents, hydro bills, ferry fares, and MSP hikes?
- Would our government start to take action on child poverty, and ensure British Columbians had the skills, and opportunities to succeed?
- Would there be support for the creative, tourism, and tech sectors and real action on climate change?
Unfortunately, the Liberals refused action on all these items, and in fact, have made the situation worse.
In the days ahead I’ll be speaking about what a positive BC Budget could look like, and share your stories about what you want action on.
I also had the opportunity to speak to the Legislature on the critical issue of climate change. You can watch it here
Government forcing a strike on parents, teachers, and our kids?
I share West End parents concern that Christy Clark’s BC Liberal government broke the law by trying to force a Teachers strike for her own political gain. We deserve answers.Read more here.
It’s been a very busy session so far. Within the first two days I managed to convince the Legislature to fly the rainbow flag (Click here to read more) showing solidarity with LGBT Russians and our athletes competing in Sochi. I extend our sincere thanks to Speaker Linda Reid for her support.
We also had the Ministry of Transportation announce they are beginning work on improving safety for pedestrians, cyclists, and commuters along the Stanley Park causeway, after advocacy from many in our community. (Click here to read more)
While I miss my home the West End, and Coal Harbour, it is your passion for making a better BC that continues to inspire me.
Best wishes, and as always if I can help, please be in touch.