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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...

Daffodil Month: A tribute to Peter Furstenau

April is Daffodil Month – a time to recognize the toll of cancer on our families, our community, and our country. Today, I made a statement about my father, who overcame so many obstacles in his life, but for one. My father had a life of beating the odds. Born...

Response to Budget 2018

I supported this budget; however, it’s time for B.C. to be forward-looking — to embrace innovation, to stop trying to solve 21st century challenges with 20th century approaches, and to create a new story for our province. Our potential lies in our...

Response to throne speech

The NDP Government delivered their throne speech last Tuesday. They put considerable focus on making life more affordable for British Columbians. What was missing was a plan and sense of urgency for changing the systems that have created growing inequality in our...

Statement on gratitude

My statement today was about gratitude. Today is the last day of the fall session, which means work continues in our communities and at the Legislature but the legislative assembly will not sit together again until early spring. I took this opportunity to thank so...

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