Almost three-quarters of members of a major B.C. union voted for a change; yet the BC NDP are fighting it. This week, Members of the Legislative Assembly debated Bill 18, called the Health Authorities Amendment Act, 2013. “I’m proud to support Bill 18 because nearly 70 per cent of Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) voted to change their union representation to the BCNU,” says Dr. Margaret MacDiarmid, MLA for Vancouver-Fairview. “It’s our responsibility to ensure their wishes are recognized.” Following the
Yesterday, the BC Liberal caucus moved a motion asking for all Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) to fully support British Columbia’s natural gas industry and encourage its growth. “We have been clear that we support the natural gas industry in B.C. and that we are open for business,” says John Les, MLA for Chilliwack. “We are making decisions, building relationships and implementing policies today that will ensure the natural gas sector chooses to make their investments here in British
As British Columbia kicked off Fuelling the Future: Global Opportunities for LNG in BC, Canada’s first international conference focused on liquefied natural gas, Adrian Dix and the NDP continues to stonewall the public on their liquefied natural gas position. “While Adrian Dix refuses to tell British Columbians his plans, George Heyman has shown us a glimpse into the party’s secret plans for B.C.’s energy industry,” says Bill Bennett, MLA for Kootenay East. “What Mr. Dix is afraid to tell the
VICTORIA – Nechako Lakes MLA John Rustad hopes the NDP forestry critic, Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA Norm Macdonald, will actually share his party’s plans on log exports today. “In January, Norm Macdonald said the NDP had a plan – a plan they would share after the election,” said Rustad. “Well, that’s not good enough. We’ve been clear with British Columbians on where we stand and the NDP should stop dodging questions and provide some answers.” The BC Liberal government’s priority is
The next election is about choosing B.C’s future and it is time Adrian Dix started telling British Columbians his plans. “We’ve laid out a clear plan to balance the budget, to grow the economy and invest in our children’s future through skills training and expanded child care,” says Prince George-Mackenzie MLA Pat Bell. “The next election is supposed to be a competition of ideas but Adrian Dix and the NDP refuse to come to the starting line with any plans.
Premier Christy Clark issued the following statement on Prince George-Mackenzie MLA Pat Bell: “For 12 years, Pat Bell has worked hard to create a better, more prosperous British Columbia and now it’s time for him to take care of himself and his family. “Pat epitomizes what an MLA can accomplish, with an open door policy to quietly help those in need and being a strong voice for his community. Along with Shirley Bond, he has delivered new services and infrastructure
Pat Bell, MLA Prince George-Mackenzie has issued the following statement: “Last fall I underwent a series of medical tests that were initiated to check for possible pneumonia. My very astute family doctor saw something that he wanted looked into further and as a result found a relatively rare type of aneurism that I may have had for some time. I feel very fortunate that this was picked up because this type of aneurism is rarely detected. “At this point I