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My colleagues and I welcomed a recent announcement by the government that BC Bus North would replace passenger service previously offered by Greyhound.  MLAs from the north had been leaning on the government pretty hard to come up with...
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Bob’s Weekly Report As the school year comes to an end, many students are beginning their hunt for summer jobs. These jobs are important. Not only because students are able to earn money for school and extracurricular activities, but also...
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Recently we had the opportunity to put the minister of Finance on the hot seat over her plans to once again intervene in the real estate market. This is a government already facing heat over its speculation tax. Carole...
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Bob’s Weekly Report Recently, Conservative Members of Parliament and Senators from British Columbia met in Kamloops to hear from regional stakeholders about their concerns and updates. We were also there to celebrate the retirement of our dear friend the Honourable...
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Bob’s Weekly Report As Kinder Morgan’s deadline to make a decision about whether or not to move forward with the Trans Mountain Expansion project draws closer, I know many of you have been wondering what, if any, concrete action the...
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As I watch this Kinder Morgan fiasco unfold and take on a new chapter each day, the more upset I get with our provincial and federal governments. All pieces were in place for the Trans-Mountain pipeline to be built...
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Bob’s Weekly Report In recently weeks the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics has continued its study of the Breach of Personal Information Involving Cambridge Analytica and Facebook. As Chair of this committee, I have heard increasingly disturbing...
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Bob’s Weekly Report As we all know, finding a family doctor in Northern BC can be extremely difficult. Harder still is finding a family doctor as loved and respected as Fort St. John’s Dr. Richard Moody. That is why the announcement by...
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Bob’s Weekly Report As we finally begin to see signs of spring, British Columbians’ wallets are taking a hit with record-breaking gas prices. This is largely due to the inability of our refineries and pipelines to increase capacity. We are controlled...
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Bob’s Weekly Report “I as chair, and we as a committee, don’t take lightly the fact that Mr. Zuckerberg declined to appear,” I said as chair of the committee that saw Facebook executives give testimony that had been requested of CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The...
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Bob’s Weekly Report Like many of you I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the tragic bus accident that has taken the lives of 16 hockey players, coaches, and staff of the Humboldt Broncos Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club. It...
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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Seven mayors from Northern B.C. have written an open letter emphasizing their assertion that B.C.'s economic future should include the development of a liquified natural gas export industry. The letter reads as follows: Two weeks...
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Bob’s Weekly Report It was news we all were hoping wouldn’t come, but unfortunately on April 8, Kinder Morgan announced that it was suspending work on the Trans Mountain Expansion project. The company also set a deadline of May 31...
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Bob’s Weekly Report “If he laughs well, he is a good man.” – one of the many ‘Peckisms’ by Prince George resident Wilf Peckham Wilf Peckham was not like most people. As many in the Prince George community know, Wilf Peckham...
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Bob’s Weekly Report After a few weeks in our ridings meeting with constituents, Members of Parliament returned to Ottawa and with great fanfare Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale introduced the Liberals’ new firearms legislation. As I have said before, I support...
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Bob’s Weekly Report Recently, LNG Canada reaffirmed its commitment to build the proposed liquefied natural gas export terminal with plans to start construction in 2018. Not only is this great news for British Columbia and Canada, it also highlights what many...
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Bob’s Weekly Report In recent weeks I have heard from many local farmers with concerns about the lack of rail car service in our region. One farmer who visited my office in Fort St. John told me that CN hadn’t...
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Bob’s Weekly Report Last year, I received an overwhelming number of letters from people across Northern BC who were very concerned about proposed changes to our tax system. Usually on a major issue I might receive a few dozen letters,...
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