VICTORIA – New Democrats are pleased that the B.C. Liberals have promised to shelve a private power project that threatened to devastate a huge swath of wilderness on B.C.’s mid-coast.
Under questioning in the legislature on Wednesday by New Democrat MLA for North Island Claire Trevena , Environment Minister Barry Penner promised not to allow the Klinaklini River private power project go ahead.
VICTORIA— Liberal MLA Marc Dalton needs to stand against a deceptive budget that breaks the B.C. Liberals’ election promise to protection education with last minute cuts and increased costs that are leaving schools in Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows and Mission reeling, say New Democrats.
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.
MAPLE RIDGE – Michael Sather, MLA for Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows in Question Period today called on the Solicitor General, the Hon. John Van Dongen, to direct the coroner’s office to conduct an inquest into the death of Karen Beck.
MAPLE RIDGE – NDP MLA Michael Sather spoke out in the Legislature Tuesday to save a 100 year old Maple Ridge farm that was formerly protected by the Agricultural Land Reserve.
“The slated development of Jackson Farm is another example of the Agricultural Land Commission, under the Campbell government, taking land out of the ALR and handing it over to private developers,” said Sather, the MLA for Maple Ridge Pitt-Meadows.
PITT MEADOWS—Gordon Campbell and the B.C. Liberals must shelve the proposed Run of the River power project on the Upper Pitt River, says NDP Leader Carole James.
"The Upper Pitt is B.C.’s most endangered river," said James. "The Campbell government’s response is to put that river at increased risk by entertaining plans for an independent power project.
VICTORIA-Protecting the Upper Pitt River and the agricultural land base in the communities of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows were at the heart of New Democrat MLA Michael Sather’s response to the Budget in the Legislature.
The following is an unofficial transcript of Michael Sather's comments in response to B.C. Budget 2008.
M. Sather: It's my pleasure to respond to the budget. Before I begin, though, I wanted to thank my staff, who have done such a capable job for me over these almost three years now.