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Current Engagements

For current public engagements, go to www.engage.gov.bc.ca and choose the topic you wish to make a submission for. Some of the current engagements are: Poverty Reduction (October 30, 2017 – March 30, 2018) ICBC Rate Fairness (March 5, 2018 – April …

The First Seven Months – Affordability

I have heard many times from people in my riding, that some of the biggest challenges they face are finding affordable housing – whether they are seniors, youth looking for their first apartment, or families of any age, everyone deserves …

Working For You – Budget 2018

Budget 2018 puts people first, and makes life more affordable Read more: http://bcbudget.gov.bc.ca/2018/ Over the next three years, this budget will put us on a path to: A universal child care program, and create 22,000 or more, spaces for child …

Minimum Wage Set to $15.20 by 2021

The BC government has endorsed the Fair Wages Commission recommendations (report) to increase the minimum wage to $15/hr by 2021. The increases are spaced out over the next 4 years: June 1, 2018: $12.65 an hour ($1.30 increase) June 1, …

#EndStigma and #StopOverdose

The provincial government is investing $322 million over the next three years to save lives, end stigma and improve access to services for people struggling with addiction. This campaign is part of government’s commitment to combat the overdose crisis and …

SPCA Call Centre

Today, I had a chance to tour the call centre for the BC SPCA. Thanks to the staff for the tour! They provide vital services to help keep animals from distress across the province. Follow @BCSPCAVictoria and @BC_SPCA on twitter for updates, or …

The Best of Victoria’s Favourites – Times Colonist

In a recent Times Colonist poll, areas in Esquimalt-Metchosin came in as finalists for a few categories including: Beast Beach: Esquimalt Lagoon Best Park: Thetis Lake Best Seaside Walk: Esquimalt Lagoon Read all about it at http://www.timescolonist.com/life/the-best-of-victoria-s-favourites-1.23112760 and in the special …