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When will B.C. remove barriers to rapid tests?

A successful pilot project at the University of British Columbia for self-administered rapid tests found 25 asymptomatic cases of COVID-19. Health Canada has been clear that rapid tests are an important part of our pathway out of the global pandemic. They continue to encourage provinces and businesses to use rapid...

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Supportive, compassionate communities

All governments have a responsibility to support each other in the collective effort to build welcoming, diverse and inclusive communities. Communications is critically important. Bad communications that lacks information can often turn a difficult situation into an impossible one. I address this in this statement....

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Budget 2021: BC NDP tinkering on the edges

In her budget speech Finance Minister Selina Robinson told British Columbians that her fiscal plan is proof that the BC NDP "has our backs." "Making life more affordable" is an oft-used BC NDP refrain in their throne speeches, budgets and question period responses. Budget 2021 is the BC NDP's first budget with their...

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Earth Day: Response to Ministerial Statement

I had the honour of responding on behalf of the BC Green Caucus to the Statement from Minister George Heyman on Earth Day. [Transcript] Today on Earth Day national governments are meeting to announce new climate targets. They acknowledge that a certain amount of global warming is already locked in. This is already...

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Voices of Saanich: Inside and Out with Ian Bruce and Bob Peart

Special Online Event "Inside and Out" Two perspectives for protecting the natural environment of the Saanich Peninsula A special online evening with Ian Bruce and Bob Peart Hosted by Adam Olsen, MLA Tuesday April 20, 2021 7:00pm RSVP: Event hosted by the Saanich North and the Islands BC Green Party...

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BC NDP must exercise discipline and respect for process

Normally, a Supply Act is an inconspicuous bit of procedure. The media and the public hardly pay any attention. While it’s process largely goes unnoticed, it’s purpose is important as it enables government to continue paying the bills in between one fiscal year and the next. Other articles on this issue. Vaughn Palmer: Budget delayed, B.C. NDP...

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PODCAST: Ken Wu – Protecting high productivity old-growth in British Columbia

This podcast was originally published on The Green Exchange podcast from the BC Green Caucus on March 19, 2021. This podcast is a MUST LISTEN if you are concerned about old-growth in British Columbia. In this episode of The Public Circle Podcast I connect with Ken Wu, the former Executive Director of the Ancient Forest Alliance and the current...

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2021 Supply Act: Nothing to see here, except there is!

In December the BC NDP used their majority to delay budget 2021. They claimed they needed more time due to the challenge posed by the global pandemic. In reality, it was their self-serving fall election that caused the new government to immediately begin trampling on the budget process, eventually pushing the annual...

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