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National Conference On Local Issues Starts Thursday

The FCM Conference starts in Ottawa today. North Island-Powell River NDP Member of Parliament Rachel Blaney says this is a great way to hear issues from mayors and council members of communities across Canada. "Alot...

Trevena says BC NDP-Greens deal is positive for all British Columbians

The MLA-elect for the North Island says the deal between the BC Green and BC NDP caucuses is an exciting time for British Columbians. The formal agreement has been ratified by both caucuses and...

Former Poli-Sci Prof intrigued by leaders debate

A former political science instructor says he'll be interested to see what happens in the upcoming leaders debates. The three major party leaders squared off for the first time last week and will meet again...

Party leaders make stops in the region

The second week of the BC Election Campaign is underway with both main party leaders focusing on close races. NDP leader John Horgan made a stop off on Vancouver Island on the long weekend, focusing...

Horgan supports RCMP investigation into political donations

The leader of the provincial opposition is welcoming the RCMP's investigation into indirect political donations. Elections BC announced they will hand over the inquiry to ensure it will not impede their administration of the...

Blaney hosting disability tax credit workshops

The North Island - Powell River Member of Parliament is hosting a disability tax credit workshop this week. Rachel Blaney says they'll be at the Community Centre in Campbell River on Thursday, March 16th. ...

North Island MP Working To Fix Seniors Issues

The MP for the North Island-Powell River is looking to get government focused on seniors issues. NDP MP Rachel Blaney has been named the party's critic for seniors issues. Blaney says rising costs are...

North Island MLA Excited To Get Back To Victoria

MLA's are back in Victoria today as the B.C legislature resumes sitting. NDP MLA for the North Island Claire Trevena says there's a number of key issues on the North Island that she's working...

NDP Annoyed With Feds Decision To Abandon Electoral Reform

The Federal NDP is showing its displeasure on the Federal Liberals decision to not move forward on implementing electoral reform. North Island-Powell River MP Rachel Blaney says she's disappointed with Justin Trudeau and the...

NDP rep questioning quality of seniors care across BC

The NDP spokesperson for seniors is blasting the government over a newly released report on seniors care facilities across BC. The BC Seniors Advocate has updated its Residential Care Facilities Directory, which is a...

Horgan says Clark government is ignoring softwood lumber dispute

The NDP says Christy Clark has let down forest workers and communities as U.S. softwood lumber penalties loom. B.C. New Democrat leader John Horgan says forest workers need a government that will defend their jobs...

NDP Rip Hydro Payment Plan

The B.C NDP says the special winter payment plan being offered by B.C Hydro is a sign that hydro rates are too high. The crown corporation is offering a special payment plan to...

NDP education critic reacts to BCTF funding deal

The NDP Education Critic says the interim deal between the BCTF and the Province is too late for many BC students. The government has announced a $50 million investment, following the Supreme Court's ruling...

NDP calls on federal government for Alison Azer

The NDP is calling on the federal government to respond to allegations that senior officials blocked the RCMP from connecting with Interpol Iran. In a statement released on Tuesday, Alison Azer said that her ex-husband was arrested by...

LEGISLATURE SPRING SESSION WRAPS UP

The Spring Session of the Legislature has come to a close. M-L-A's are returning to their ridings this weekend. North Island M-L-A, New Democrat Claire Trevena says she's been disappointed by the lack of action she's...

Senior’s round tables set for the North Island

Rachel Blaney is being kept busy with her schedule for the summer, but she wants to keep hearing from constituents. Blaney says she will be hosting roundtables in the next month for the people of...

National Defense round table with the NDP

Rachel Blaney is hoping to hold a national defense round table this summer. Blaney says the national defense minister has deceived to travel across the country and host discussions around the military and she's hoping...

Public education still a concern for NDPs

Last week in Legislature, NDPs made it known to the Liberal government that public education is still a concern in the province. MLA Claire Trevena says the minister keeps blaming the school boards for making...

BC government turns down NDP plans again

The NDPs met in Legislature last week, and again introduced the Poverty Reduction Act. MLA Claire Trevena says they introduced the plan a number of times now and the government refuses to pick up on...

MP’s thank Mulcair for his engagement on the North Island

With a new NDP leader for the future, local MP's are thanking Tom Mulcair for the work he did. North Island and Powell River MP Rachel Blaney says she was impressed with his engagement with North...
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