Happy Pride Month!

Families come in many different forms . . . . June commemorates the origins of Pride month, a worldwide celebration of 2SLGBTQ+ people (Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning) and the history of the community. Pride is a …

Minimum Wage Increase

As of June 1st, the lowest paid workers in BC have had their wages increased to $15.20 per hour. Additionally, the unfair lower wages for liquor servers, which allows these workers (mostly women) to be paid less than minimum wage, …

Statement on Kamloops Indian Residential School

This afternoon, I had the opportunity to speak to the horrific revelations from Tk’emlups te Secwepemc last week. An Indigenous friend from Kamloops tells me, “It’s a near insurmountable task to overcome the lessons that generations of systemic racism taught …

Response to Cruise Ship Industry Concerns

This morning in the house, I responded to concerns regarding the cruise ship industry and recent US legislation that temporarily allows Alaska-bound ships to bypass Canadian ports. This measure has a sunset-clause which coincides with our federal government’s ban on …

Turning Used Plastic Into new Opportunity

May 19, 2021   Victoria — Turning plastics from old car batteries into new ones, developing artificial intelligence to sort plastics for recycling and supporting local micro-recycling facilities are among nine projects being funded under the CleanBC Plastics Action Fund. …