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MLA Dan Davies – Weekly Column – 2018 a year in review

Events at the Legislature continue to unfold with the rather bizarre comments made last week by Speaker Darryl Plecas at a committee meeting in which he threatened to resign if British Columbians didn’t “vomit” once they learned the nature of the criminal allegations he is making against senior staff. Everyone is being kept in the dark about the precise...

MP Bob Zimmer – Weekly Report – on Caribou Recovery Plans

Bob’s Weekly Report Over the past few weeks, I have continued to hear your voices of grave concern about the lack of consultation for caribou recovery plans in our region. A vast majority of local leaders, including myself, have grown increasingly alarmed by the idea that we could soon be denied access to large portions of land in our region and what that...

MLA Dan Davies – Weekly Column – Plecas controversy trumps Horgan

This was not the way Premier John Horgan wanted to end the fall session of the Legislature. Our Premier would have liked to boast about how many bills were passed and showcase all of his government’s big-spending announcements. Instead, British Columbians are left wondering just what the heck is going on in Victoria? The spectacle involving House Speaker Darryl...

MP Bob Zimmer – Weekly Report – on the dark side of Facebook

Bob’s Weekly Report Almost all of us use Facebook. We scroll through our newsfeeds, post pictures of our kids, ‘like’ and comment on our friends’ posts, and join groups with other Facebook users who have similar interests to share ideas.   However, it wasn’t until recently that we began to truly understand the darker side of Facebook. A side where our personal...

MLA Dan Davies – Weekly Column – Advanced Polling

This is it! Peace River North’s final push to get your ballots in! Due to the recent rotating strikes by Canada Post workers, Elections BC has extended the deadline to mail in your referendum ballot to December 7th. The original deadline was November 30th but keep in mind that your ballot has to be in the hands of Elections...

MP Bob Zimmer – Weekly Report – On the Caribou Action Plan

Bob's Weekly Report The caribou concern has been at the forefront of residents’ minds lately and has been an issue that I have been following for years. In recent days, I have heard from several residents who are deeply concerned about reports that the provincial government and local First Nations are close to signing an Agreement in Principal which would create a...

MLA Dan Davies – Weekly Column – The Premier’s Hail Mary Referendum Pass

You rarely see a Hail Mary pass from a Premier. The head of government is supposed to be in control of his agenda and move in a deliberate manner. But this was not the case on Thursday when John Horgan decided to suddenly change the rules of the referendum at the last moment, again, to try and sway more...

MP Bob Zimmer – Weekly Report – on the handgun ban

Bob's Weekly Report After floating the idea of a handgun ban this past summer, in mid-October, the Liberal government launched consultations to examine whether or not a ban on handguns and assault weapons would be the best way to reduce violent crime in Canada. Members of the public had until November 10 to submit comments via a survey through a...

MLA Report – Dan Davies – Legitimate Referendum results

Probably the most unsettling thing about the referendum on proportional representation is that only 2.5 per cent of eligible voters had cast their ballot by the time the leaders’ debate between John Horgan and Andrew Wilkinson took place last week. Considering the official campaign period kicked-off on July 1st – over four months ago -- it is safe to say...

MP Bob Zimmer – Weekly Report – on the release of Randall Hopley

Bob's Weekly Report As a parent of four I know what it’s like to worry for your children and their safety. While we can’t always personally protect them, there is an expectation that our laws and justice system will act as a safety net to help protect us from criminals and perpetrators of violent crime. However, I found myself once again...

MLA Dan Davies – weekly column – The meaning of sacrifice

This year marks a significant milestone in Canadian history. This Remembrance Day will mark 100 years since the armistice was signed on November 11th, 1918, effectively ending the Great War. This year, Anita Cenerini of Winnipeg has been chosen to represent the country as Canada’s Silver Cross Mother. Cenerina’s son, Private Thomas Welch of the 3rd Battalion Royal Canadian Regiment,...

Bob Zimmer – Remembrance Day

Bob’s Weekly Report On November 11, Canadians come together to honour those who have sacrificed so much for the sake our freedom and way of life. It is a time to reflect on the high price of freedom and pay tribute to those who answer the call to serve our nation. For those of us who owe our freedom to the...

MLA Dan Davies – Weekly Column – Referendum is confusion

Referendum is confusing by design You have to pity advanced education Melanie Mark who was knocking on doors in her Vancouver-Mount Pleasant neighbourhood to drum up support for proportional representation over this past weekend. When a reporter asked Mark to explain how proportional representation would actually work, the minister said: “So I can't speak to the outcome of what we're...

MP Bob Zimmer – National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Bob’s Weekly Report The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls held its final hearing in Winnipeg on October 18, after the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, granted the inquiry a six month extension in June. This is despite the fact that the commissioners of the inquiry had requested a two-year extension...

MLA Dan Davies – Weekly Column – The poison pill of proportional representation

This week starts a very important period for every British Columbian. A time that could cement instability into our province forever. If you haven’t heard about the referendum on electoral reform, or don’t know what the question is, now is the time to become more informed. Unfortunately, this referendum is not a ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ question. I wish had...

MP Bob Zimmer – Weekly Report – On the release of Ernest MacIntosh

Bob’s Weekly Report I first heard the name Ernest Fenwick MacIntosh in 2011 shortly after I was first elected as your Member of Parliament. I was contacted by a constituent from Dawson Creek who shared his story of how he was sexually abused by Mr. MacIntosh in Nova Scotia when he was a young boy in the 1970s and about...

MP Bob Zimmer – Weekly Report – On the situation around the Old Fort landslide

Bob’s Weekly Report Our hearts, like many of yours, are with the residents of the Old Fort who have been impacted by the recent landslide. While the landslide seems to have slowed down, it has taken out the power lines and only road leading in and out of the area. Most have been without power for more than a week...

MP Bob Zimmer – Weekly Report – On the LNG Canada final investment decision

Bob’s Weekly Report After months of uncertainty and disappointment thanks to the Liberal government’s continued failure to champion Canada’s energy industry, we finally… FINALLY… have some good news. LNG Canada has announced that investors have given the $40 billion project the green light. This includes the construction of a $6.2 billion, 670-kilometre Coastal GasLink pipeline project. This is great news for Northeastern BC! The...
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