By John Horgan
The United Nations Conference on Climate Change, due to open in Paris in a few days, is one of the most consequential gatherings of world leaders in our lifetime.
The Paris talks are our best chance to slow and reverse the human-caused changes to our atmosphere that threaten our way of life. British Columbia must play an important role as Canada and the nations of the world reach for an accord and begin to take decisive action.
VICTORIA— B.C.New Democrat women’s spokesperson Maurine Karagianis issued the following statement in recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women:
“Violence against women continues to plague families and communities in British Columbia.
VICTORIA – With three recent reports showing that British Columbia continues to have persistently high child poverty under the Christy Clark government, New Democrats are pressing for their poverty reduction legislation to finally be passed.
“New Democrats have introduced legislation for a poverty reduction plan four times, yet each time the Liberals have ignored it,” said New Democrat social development spokesperson Michelle Mungall.
VICTORIA – The Interior to Lower Mainland transmission line was completed more than a year late and almost $150 million over budget, says New Democrat spokesperson on B.C. Hydro Adrian Dix.
“Christy Clark’s government continues to prove their failure to perform on major hydro projects,” said Dix. “This past spring, the government reluctantly admitted to contracting disputes, poor processes, failed steel and a year-long delay on this project.”
VANCOUVER – Spencer Chandra Herbert, New Democrat MLA for Vancouver-West End, released the following statement recognizing International Transgender Day of Remembrance:
“Today on International Transgender Day of Remembrance, we remember those who have had their lives taken as a result of transphobia.
VICTORIA – Three years after the Missing Women’s Inquiry not only has the Christy Clark government refused to implement recommendations, but they have also stopped reporting on their lack of progress, say New Democrats.
“The B.C. government’s approach to the Missing Women’s Inquiry was disrespectful to families from the start,” said B.C. New Democrat women’s spokesperson Maurine Karagianis. “Unfortunately, this has continued with the government refusing to implement the inquiry’s recommendations and urgent call for enhanced public transportation.”