Let’s focus on creating resilient communities.

Response to the Speech from the Throne 2021

Today, I rose to speak to the Government’s Speech from the Throne. British Columbia is facing numerous crises simultaneously: the COVID-19 pandemic, a housing crisis, a toxic drug crisis, and the climate crisis. A year ago, we spoke about building back better...

Question Period: Indigenous Leaders on Old-Growth

In Question Period today Adam Olsen and I highlighted the voices of Indigenous leaders whose concerns have thus far been ignored by the NDP government. The unanimous passing of the Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act means that building a new paradigm...

Question Period – Old-Growth

Nearly one year ago, the NDP government received the report from the Old Growth Strategic Review panel. In the months since receiving the panel’s recommendations for urgent and immediate action, the NDP government continues the same status quo ‘talk and...

Climate Change Accountability Amendment Act

This bill, the Climate Change Accountability Amendment Act, is about basic good governance. It says that governments should follow the law. Governments should ensure every industry operates in accordance with the law and government should report back to British...

Reflections on a summer of work

As the kids get ready to go back to school, and the fall legislative session approaches, I am reflecting on my work over the summer and ahead in the Legislature and in Cowichan. Here are a few updates from the last little while. The Cowichan River and the Weir An...

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