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Question Period: Social Worker Educational Requirements

In Question Period, I asked the Minister of Children and Family Development about the educational requirements for social workers in her ministry. I noted concerns raised by the BCGEU and BC Association of Social Workers, who both recognize the complex nature of child...

Introduction: Fostering Change

It was a pleasure to introduce youth from Fostering Change, who are advocating for comprehensive agreements for young adults who were in the foster care system. I was moved by their request to be lifted up in the same way their peers are lifted up by their...

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...

Bill 26 – Questions and Answers

In May, during committee stage of Bill 26: Child, Family, and Community Service Amendment Act, I rose to ask a series of important questions about the welfare of Indigenous children in British Columbia. As I have said before, one of the most heartbreaking issues that...

Response to Bill 26: The Journey Matters

Yesterday, I spoke to Bill 26, the Ministry of Children and Family Development’s proposed amendments to the Child, Family, and Community Services Act. One of the most heartbreaking issues that I deal with in my constituency office is the separation of families....

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