Why I love BC

Happy BC Day everyone! Although we cannot be celebrating together on this splendid day, we can still be thankful for the beautiful province that we live in. I asked people in Courtenay and Comox why they loved BC, and it …

BC Day Greeting

DYK In 1974, Dave Barrett’s NDP government introduced legislation establishing the first Monday in August a provincial statutory holiday? That legislation has brought us to this weekend, and now on Monday, all of British Columbia is celebrating BC Day! I …

Tourism in BC

I was so pleased to be able to speak to tourism in BC, and most particularly, to tourism in my own riding of Courtenay-Comox.

Health is Important to our Economy

A 5 minutes statement I presented to the Legislature, in support of the motion that the health of British Columbians is paramount during this pandemic and that our health is part of our economic recovery and resiliency.  Click ‘Learn More’ …

Pride Month

This is pride month! Help us celebrate diversity and foster inclusivity in our community! Click ‘Lear More’ to watch message.

BC Grads 2020 Clip

Click ‘Learn More’ to watch This is a very unique year to be graduating. We applaud all the students graduating this year in BC. This is a short video to congratulate the graduating class of 2020 and praise their resilience. …

National Indigenous Peoples Day 2020

Today we celebrate National Indigenous People’s Day and the rich, diverse, and unique heritage of Indigenous, First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples, while acknowledging the historic colonial injustices and ongoing discrimination that continue to affect the lives of Indigenous peoples. …

Miners Memorial

The Miners Memorial hosted in Cumberland is a way we commemorate workers fighting for safer labour conditions. Click ‘Learn More’ to view video message.

Access to local meat

Consultations led by New Democrat MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard have led to regulation changes that will increase the availability of locally-raised meat in the Alberni Valley, Kootenays and the Fraser-Fort George region. Full story: here