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Response to the Speech from the Throne 2022

In their 2022 Throne Speech, this government presented a picture of our reality that is inconsistent with the experiences of most British Columbians. I argue that to build and maintain trust, we must be committed to complete honesty, including – and perhaps...

Statement: Climate Change and Grief

Transcript: The flooding that has devastated communities, destroyed infrastructure, taken lives and added ever-more uncertainty and unpredictability is absolutely a result of climate change. Today it is flooding. At the end of June, it was a heat dome. Throughout the...

Statement: International Women’s Day

On International Women’s Day, I reflected on the violence that women in politics have faced for generations. If we are going to have better outcomes in our society – to serve all people – we must work across party lines to create a safe political...

Statement From A Tsleil-Waututh Youth

Yesterday in the legislature, I rose to share the words of Cedar George-Parker, a young Tsleil-Waututh man who was in the gallery. I met Cedar and his sister Kahya when I visited the Tsleil-Waututh Nation two weeks ago. During the visit, Cedar said that the words of...

Statement on the Clements Centre Society

Today, I had the pleasure of making a statement about the history and programs at the wonderful Clements Centre Society. In 1957, parents in British Columbia took a stand. They could no longer accept sending their special needs children to large institutions where...

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