RICHMOND – New Democrat arts and culture critic Spencer Chandra Herbert and social development critic
VANCOUVER – As Vancouver residents prepare for a weekend of Pride festivities, community members joined New Democrat MLAs to call on the B.C. Liberal government to take action to combat homophobia.
VICTORIA – News that a formal agreement has now been signed granting Canada Approved Destination Status with China is welcome, but New Democrats are questioning whether the B.C. government is prepared to make the most of the opportunity.
VICTORIA – The B.C. Liberals’ cuts to tourism marketing will hurt tourism in the Cariboo, with the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association being forced to lay off most of its staff, New Democrats say.
VICTORIA – A motion put forward by New Democrat MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert would have the government declare pacific salmon as British Columbia's provincial fish.
"B.C. has an official flower, an official animal and an official bird. I think it is time to recognize pacific salmon for the key social, economic and cultural role they have in our province," said Chandra Herbert.
VICTORIA – A series of Private Member’s Bills proposed by the New Democrats would protect the rights of renters and tenants by closing gaps in the Residential Tenancy Act and the Manufactured Home Park Tenancy Act.
VICTORIA – The B.C. Liberals' sudden and secretive decision to cut gaming funding for arts and music festivals could leave groups in Kamloops scrambling just as the summer festival season kicks off, the New Democrats said today.
VICTORIA — Even on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia the B.C. Liberals were unwilling to commit to taking strong action to fight homophobia and transphobia in publically-funded schools, say New Democrats.
VICTORIA – With their latest budget, the B.C. Liberals are breaking their election promises on arts and culture, and failing to recognise the importance of investing in a creative economy, New Democrat culture and arts critic Spencer Herbert said today.
VICTORIA – At time when the B.C. Liberals should be focused on every opportunity to revitalize our province’s economy, their latest move to hand over B.C. camping reservation services to Ontario will take away B.C. jobs and dollars, said the New Democrats in Question Period today.