VICTORIA— The B.C. Liberal government’s decision to hide information about the sea lice infestation in and around the province’s fish farms is more evidence of the need to reform the province’s FOI rules, say New Democrats.
VICTORIA— Tomorrow is the day of the honey bee, and Lana Popham , New Democrat agriculture critic, is urging the B.C. Liberal government to celebrate the occasion by working with Vancouver Island beekeepers to address concerns they have about the potential for diseases to spread via used equipment and honeycomb imported to the island.
VICTORIA— New Democrats joined the vice-president of the Capital Region Beekeepers Association today to call on the B.C. Liberal government to reverse their secretive decision to lift the rules restricting the import of bees to Vancouver Island.
VICTORIA— Three years after an all-party committee reported back to the legislature, the B.C. Liberals are no closer to fostering a sustainable aquaculture industry and protecting wild salmon in British Columbia’s waters, say the New Democrats.
And opposition agriculture critic Lana Popham said that’s a loss for the economy and the environment.
VICTORIA— The B.C. Liberals’ decision to allow people in some communities to buy meat from local farmers while still outlawing farm gate sales in most of the province is arbitrary and illogical, say the New Democrats.
VICTORIA – B.C. Liberals need to act now on recommendations issued in a report by traffic consultant Opus Hamilton to protect residents of Cordova Bay says Lana Popham, MLA for Saanich South.
VICTORIA – Hundreds of cyclists rode to the B.C. legislature today to deliver petitions and stand with New Democrats in opposing the Harmonized Sales Tax.
VICTORIA— An outbreak of deadly salmon anemia on Chilean fish farms is further evidence of the need for British Columbia’s salmon farming industry to move to ocean-based closed containment say New Democrats.
VICTORIA— After nine years of mismanagement that has driven many small agricultural producers out of business, the B.C. Liberals have finally admitted the Buy B.C. program was a key plank in a strategy to keep farmers working, says New Democrat agriculture critic Lana Popham .