VICTORIA—B.C. Liberal cuts to childcare programs have resulted in an increasing number of B.C. women leaving the workforce, a move that will exacerbate the province’s skills shortage, NDP Childcare critic Diane Thorne said today.
BURNABY — Raj Chouhan, NDP MLA for Burnaby Edmonds and Diane Thorne, NDP MLA for Coquitlam-Maillardville, held a town hall meeting on Wednesday, June 7th that gave victims of marriage fraud a chance to connect with social service agencies, support networks and concerned community members and relate their experiences.
VICTORIA — NDP MLA Diane Thorne today called on Premier Gordon Campbell to take action on the childcare file in the wake of a new report that shows the federal government's $1200 childcare plan fails low and middle-income families.
VICTORIA—The B.C. Liberal government must make its Childcare Action Plan public and end uncertainty about the future of childcare for B.C. families, NDP childcare critic Diane Thorne said today.
VICTORIA — Five New Democrat MLAs and three NDP Members of Parliament from the North Fraser region have joined forces and formed a caucus to tackle issues important to their communities.
VICTORIA — Premier Gordon Campbell is clearly lacking in his commitment to childcare in B.C., NDP childcare critic Diane Thorne said today.
Diane Thorne, MLA for Coquitlam-Maillardville, has been elected Deputy Whip of the New Democrat Opposition caucus.
The Whip ensures that members discharge their caucus responsibilities, such as attending and participating in the House and in committee meetings, and voting with the other members of the caucus. They serve as a key communication link between party leadership and private members in the House.
VICTORIA--Premier Gordon Campbell must act to protect funding for B.C. childcare programs, B.C. NDP Leader Carole James said today.
On January 31st, the B.C. Liberal government quietly passed the deadline for releasing the Child Care Action Plan, a key requirement of the federal-provincial Early Learning and Childcare Agreement. Signed last September, the five-year deal provided $633 million for B.C. children under six.
VICTORIA — With the release of this week's Auditor General Report on public service, it is clear that the Campbell Liberals are failing not only British Columbians in the delivery of public service, but the sector's employees as well said Coquitlam-Maillardville MLA Diane Thorne.
VICTORIA — Diane Thorne, MLA for Coquitlam-Maillardville, made the following statement in the Legislature yesterday, marking the 30th anniversary of the Tri-Cities Women's Centre: