NELSON—New Democrat energy critic John Horgan says he has no doubt that the people of the region are firmly opposed to the Glacier-Howser project after an energetic meeting in Nelson attended by hundreds of concerned citizens.
“The people of this region are saying, no, they are not willing to sacrifice their waterways and wilderness areas to Gordon Campbell’s private power producer friends,” said Horgan.
VICTORIA -- New Democrat Leader Carole James today announced the following changes to the NDP caucus critic assignments:
West Kootenay-Boundary MLA Katrine Conroy is the critic for Labour and Citizen Services.
Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows MLA Michael Sather is the critic for Intergovernmental Relations, Freedom of Information and TILMA.
An updated critic list is attached.
VICTORIA – The Campbell government needs to listen to concerns of British Columbians before allowing independent power projects to go ahead like the one at Cascade Falls, New Democrat MLA Katrine Conroy says.
CASTLEGAR–Gordon Campbell’s budget cuts to colleges and universities will hurt Selkirk College and the communities it serves, say the New Democrats.
The Campbell government’s arrogant refusal to answer questions raised in the Legislature yesterday about the need for improvements to paramedic services in the Columbia Basin is an insult to rural communities who depend on stable, reliable emergency services, said Kootenay area MLAs Katrine Conroy and Norm Macdonald.
VICTORIA – After weeks of pressure from Opposition New Democrats, the CampbellOntario. government has quietly registered for standing in Pope and Talbot’s bankruptcy proceedings in Ontario.
Forest and Range Minister Rich Coleman acknowledged yesterday that the government had applied for standing and Ontario court documents confirmed it.
VICTORIA — New Democrat Critic for Citizens’ Services Katrine Conroy and Critic for Aboriginal Relations Scott Fraser say the Campbell government’s decision to place a shroud of secrecy around a new cabinet committee on relations with First Nations is part of a disturbing trend.
VICTORIA- New Democrat Seniors Health Critic Katrine Conroy says the Campbell government’s recent announcement to invest in training for long-term care aides is a band-aid solution for the deeper cuts they have inflicted on seniors’ health care.
VICTORIA—The Campbell government must begin investing more in care for seniors, with census data showing a rapid growth in B.C.'s seniors population, New Democrat Seniors Health Critic Katrine Conroy says.
"Seniors’ health facilities continue to operate in crisis mode as inadequate support for long-term care continues to escalate along with our aging population," said Conroy, the MLA for West Kootenay-Boundary.