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Question Period: Race-based Data

In Question Period, I asked the premier why the NDP government has not made the collection of race-based COVID-19 infection data a priority in their response to the pandemic. We know that race, income, living conditions, access to medical care and work environment are...

Response from Minister Whiteside on Safety in Schools

Earlier this week, I received a response from Minister Whiteside’s office regarding a letter I had sent last month about COVID-19 safety guidelines in BC schools. After speaking with the Cowichan Valley Teacher’s Union, I issued a request for the Ministry...

Letter: Reconsider Rules Banning Non-Food Vendors from Markets

This week, I wrote a letter to Minister Dix asking that he and Dr. Bonnie Henry reconsider the recent public health order they issued, which restricts non-food items from being sold at farmer’s markets. Click the photo below to read the letter I sent:...

Question Period: Sexual Assault Support

In Question Period, I asked the Minister of Health or the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General which one of them was taking responsibility for ensuring specialized services are available to sexual assault survivors. British Columbia is home to the Victoria...

Question Period: Victoria Sexual Assault Clinic Funding

Today in Question Period, I asked why the Minister of Finance didn’t fund the Victoria Sexual Assault Clinic’s proposal for Budget 2020 so that their work can continue and so that other communities in B.C. can open clinics on their own. Despite the...

Bill 45: Taxation on Vaping

The government introduced a ten-point plan to address the issue of youth vaping, including Bill 45, which increases the tax rates on vaping products. I commend the NDP government and the BC Liberals in their support of this bill. I am glad that we’re approaching...

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