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MLA Minute

Kelowna MLA says government's latest budget fails to address local needs

Kelowna MLA says government's latest budget fails to address local needs

Feb 27, 2024 / 11:00 am

In the wake of the NDP government’s latest budget announcement, it's clear the needs of Kelowna and its residents have once again been sidelined. As...

MLA touts BC United housing plan

MLA touts BC United housing plan

Feb 20, 2024 / 11:00 am

Lately we have read headlines about how many housing units are required to house all of the people calling Kelowna home. But we are not seeing the corresponding...

Government needs to step up and help Okanagan agriculture and wine industries says MLA

Government needs to step up and help Okanagan agriculture and wine industries says MLA

Feb 13, 2024 / 11:00 am

I used to think Kelowna’s economy was diversified enough to be resilient in the face of difficulties. But no one could have predicted the different...

MLA concerned about government secrecy

MLA concerned about government secrecy

Feb 6, 2024 / 11:00 am

In an era where transparency and accountability are the cornerstones of democratic governance, the NDP government in British Columbia appears to be...

MLA claims BC United credit for recent government moves

MLA claims BC United credit for recent government moves

Jan 30, 2024 / 11:00 am

In school, you get in trouble for peeking over and copying the work of your classmate. In politics, that happens all the time. The premier just pulled a fast...

MLA's office is more than just a workspace

MLA's office is more than just a workspace

Jan 23, 2024 / 11:00 am

In the heart of Kelowna, my constituency office of Kelowna-Mission stands as a beacon of service and representation for the residents of this vibrant community....

Provincial rules don't take energy needs of community into account, says MLA

Provincial rules don't take energy needs of community into account, says MLA

Jan 16, 2024 / 11:00 am

We are about to have an energy shortage in the Okanagan that could affect our economy, our cost of living and our ability to heat and cool our living spaces,...

Crippling cost increases just just keep coming

Crippling cost increases just just keep coming

Jan 9, 2024 / 11:00 am

It will be no surprise that the cost of living in B.C. is cripplingly high. Family, friends and colleagues all bemoan the fact that everything is costing more...

MLA says 2023 marked by several notable achievements

MLA says 2023 marked by several notable achievements

Jan 2, 2024 / 11:00 am

As 2023 drew to a close, I found myself immersed in thoughtful reflection, contemplating a year that has been a tapestry of significant achievements and...

MLA laments exodus by B.C. residents to Alberta

MLA laments exodus by B.C. residents to Alberta

Dec 26, 2023 / 11:00 am

This last week I had a conversation with a young couple with children about their friends leaving Kelowna for Alberta. In the last six months, they have had not...

Spare a thought for those who work through the holidays

Spare a thought for those who work through the holidays

Dec 19, 2023 / 11:00 am

As festive lights twinkle and the air fills with the joyful chorus of Christmas carols, it's a time to reflect on the year that has passed and look forward...

MLA urges all to support their local food banks this holiday season

MLA urges all to support their local food banks this holiday season

Dec 12, 2023 / 11:00 am

In the crisp embrace of winter, as the nights get longer, there's a certain magic from the Christmas lights. This year, I had the heartfelt honour of being...

B.C. has a number of issues that need to be addressed says MLA

B.C. has a number of issues that need to be addressed says MLA

Dec 5, 2023 / 11:00 am

In British Columbia, a province once celebrated for its robust public services and quality of life, a crisis looms large, rooted in governmental mismanagement,...

Government memo raises concerning questions

Government memo raises concerning questions

Nov 28, 2023 / 11:00 am

Last week, there was a leaked memo from B.C.’s Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation Minister Josie Osborne. This memo not only revealed the...

Addressing the growing crime rate in Kelowna's Rutland neighbourhood

Addressing the growing crime rate in Kelowna's Rutland neighbourhood

Nov 21, 2023 / 11:00 am

Rutland is a great area in Kelowna. It has rich amenities, great neighbourhoods and awesome people are part of the reinvention of this town centre. But lately...

Opposition MLA pans government housing legislation

Opposition MLA pans government housing legislation

Nov 14, 2023 / 11:00 am

“I don’t care about your policy. I’m mad, and you need to fix it.” That statement hit me hard. The retort came as I was talking to a...

MLA touts her party's plan for the B.C. carbon tax

MLA touts her party's plan for the B.C. carbon tax

Nov 7, 2023 / 11:00 am

I have heard from so many of you about escalating costs in B.C. I hear you, and I am working hard to change the trajectory we are on. If it feels worse in B.C....

Serious impediments to B.C.'s plan to make EVs the only option as of 2035

Serious impediments to B.C.'s plan to make EVs the only option as of 2035

Oct 31, 2023 / 11:00 am

The British Columbia government recently unveiled its much-touted amendments to the Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) Act, with the lofty goal of achieving 100% ZEV...

Soaring insurance rates having a dramatic effect on British Columbians

Soaring insurance rates having a dramatic effect on British Columbians

Oct 24, 2023 / 11:00 am

My kids are all in their 20s and all but the youngest two have left home. When I was their age, I was married, had kids, had bought a house and was working...

High cost of living in B.C. is impacting everyone says MLA

High cost of living in B.C. is impacting everyone says MLA

Oct 17, 2023 / 11:00 am

If it feels that your paycheque isn’t going as far as it once did, it’s because it isn’t. Yes, there is inflation. But B.C. has outpaced the...

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