Ocean Networks Canada

We all know that B.C. is seismically active. Some of the world’s highest magnitude earthquakes have occurred just off our shore. Ocean Networks Canada manages a collection of observatories along our coast where nodes on the ocean floor collect real-time …

Joy Thorkelson

What do you get when a law student walks into a fish plant? Prince Rupert city councilor, fisheries champion and United Fishermen and Allied Workers Union-Unifor president Joy Thorkelson. She was in Victoria on Tuesday, March 6 and I introduced …

Debate on Fisheries

The income for independent fishermen (and women) is on a downward trend. Privatization, consolidation and the corporatization of fisheries policy has created unemployment and undue hardship on communities, particularly First Nations. Join me in urging federal Fisheries Minister, Dominic LeBlanc …

Budget 2018

Whether it’s record investment in childcare, a comprehensive 30-point housing plan or working with First Nations to save and enhance Indigenous languages, Budget 2018 is a budget that works for everyone.

Supporting Commercial Fishers

Commercial fishing on the North Coast is more than a profession, it’s a lifestyle that connects people to each other, to their communities and the surrounding environment. Beyond profit margins, commercial fishers also contribute to the social fabric and food …

Connected Coast

In the past it was railroads that brought new services and economic opportunities to our communities to help them grow. Today, it is internet connectivity that’s changing the way we live and do business. I was happy to rise in …

Indigenous Marine Response

It’s been over a year since the Nathan E Stewart ran aground near Gale Creek in the Heiltsuk territory and spilled thousands of litres of diesel. The Heiltsuk Tribal Council and their communities endured the tragedy and proposed an Indigenous …

Agriculture

I rose in the house today to speak about our government’s commitment to the agriculture sector and to the commercial fishing sector.

Hobiyee 2018

Hobiyee 2018 at Laxgalts’ap in the Nass Valley. I hope you enjoy the photos and music. Gitsegukla Gidahmes Dancers are performing the music.

Team Based Care to Address Doctor Shortages

Our government is committed to a team-based care model as an effective way to provide British Columbians with the health care they deserve. From the creation of urgent care centres and utilizing teams of health care providers such as nurse …