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Have your say on the 2015 BC Budget

Have your say on the 2015 BC Budget

On October 15, 2014, the 2015 budget consultation hearings are arriving in Delta. I encourage you to take part and share any thoughts and priorities you may have for next year’s provincial budget.

British Columbians may also participate in the consultation process at home by making a written submission, sending an audio or video file, or by completing an online survey.  To register for the hearing, and to learn more about how to participate in the Budget 2015 consultation please visit www.leg.bc.ca/cmt/finance or call 1 877 428 8337.

The Budget 2015 public hearing in Delta will take place Wednesday October 15, from 2:30 pm to 7:00 pm, at the Delta Town and Country Inn.

A report on the budget consultation will be prepared and submitted to the legislature by November 15th, 2014.

Statement on ongoing labour dispute

Update: Sept. 9, 2014 Interview with CKNW's Mike Eckford (at the 18:15 mark):

Guaranteed minimum income: A solution to the social and economic price of poverty?

In my MLA report last week, I briefly discussed a couple sad stories from the constituency office: Two kind individuals in our community who have no option but to rely on the B.C.'s Persons With Disabilities benefits for survival.

Statement on labour dispute in schools

I would like to add my voice to those who want to see the current job action resolved amicably and swiftly. The Supreme Court has found that the government has engaged in bad faith bargaining, while the BCTF is asking for more than government is willing to afford. I think we are all frustrated at the present stand-off, and we are in desperate need of a long-term solution.