VICTORIA – Once again Gordon Campbell has put political rhetoric ahead of real relief for ferry dependent communities, New Democrat Ferries Critic Gary Coons said today.
GIBSONS – Gordon Campbell and Kevin Falcon have failed to ensure B.C. Ferries is meeting the needs of the communities that rely on ferry service, Powell River – Sunshine Coast NDP MLA Nicholas Simons said today.
That’s the message coming from a town hall meeting held in Gibsons Monday evening, organized in response to the public anger over the reduction of ferry service to the Sunshine Coast.
VICTORIA - The Campbell government’s decision to impose new restrictions on supports for adults with developmental disabilities is a mean-spirited attack on some of B.C.’s most vulnerable citizens, say the New Democrats.
“This is a shocking move from a government that promised to provide more access to support.” said Nicholas Simons, NDP critic for children and family development.
VICTORIA -- Following comments made by a B.C. Liberal MLA during a meeting of the Select Standing Committee of Children and Youth, New Democrat MLA Nicholas Simons has written to the Premier asking for MLA Dennis MacKay to be replaced on the committee.
Simons noted that the comments made by the B.C. Liberal MLA reflect a degree of ignorance regarding the systemic nature of abuse suffered by First Nations people in the residential school system.
A copy of the letter is attached below.
VICTORIA – It’s time for the Campbell government to come clean on the reasons behind their decision to cut $750,000 from the budget request of B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth, the New Democrats said today.
VICTORIA – New Democrats will press the Campbell Liberals to reverse their decision to cut $750,000 from the budget for B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth when the Legislature’s Select Standing Committee on Finance meets Friday.
NDP to Introduce Motion Calling on Child and Youth Committee to Speak Out Against Cut to Representative's Budget
Carole James says vindictive decision hurts at-risk children
VICTORIA – The Campbell Liberals’ decision to deny the budget request of B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth is a vindictive move that will hurt the most vulnerable children in B.C., NDP Leader Carole James said today.
VICTORIA – The Representative for Children and Youth will be able to disclose to families and the public if a child’s death is under investigation, according to a bill introduced to the legislature yesterday by New Democrat MLA Nicholas Simons.