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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....

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day: it’s one of my favourite days of the year. There is breakfast made by the kids, and cards, and homemade gifts. There are hugs and kisses. I always feel a deep happiness, a sense of all being right with the world, a slowing down of time as I savour...

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...

Homeshare Providers

In the fall of 2017, two extraordinary Cowichan Valley women met with me to talk about homeshare providers. These two women described what it is to provide a homeshare service: they welcome individuals—officially termed clients—with special needs into their homes,...

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