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MLA Dan Davies – Weekly Report – Strange bedfellows makes for odd politics

Some might hail the budding bromance between Washington State Governor Jay Inslee and B.C. Premier John Horgan as a new era in Canada/U.S. relations, but nothing could be further from the truth.It seems ironic how a provincial premier would have a far better relationship with a foreign government than a fellow NDP premier in neighbouring Alberta, but that’s the state of...

MP Bob Zimmer – Weekly Report – SNC-Lavalin

Bob’s Weekly Report   News reports that the Prime Minister’s Office attempted to pressure Jody Wilson-Raybould when she was justice minister to intervene in the criminal prosecution of Montreal engineering and construction giant SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. have sent shock waves through Canada’s political landscape and raised alarms about the conduct of the Prime Minister and his office.The fact that the Prime...

MLA Dan Davies – Weekly Report – Green Party soul searching

There is a lot to take away from the Nanaimo by-election that captured public attention right across the country.It’s true that Premier John Horgan dodged a bullet had the popular 34-year old Tony Harris won the seat for the B.C. Liberals. A loss by the NDP would have resulted in a tie vote at the Legislature, which by all...

MP Bob Zimmer – Weekly Report – Southern Mountain Caribou Closures Town Hall

Bob’s Weekly ReportOn February 2, I held a Southern Mountain Caribou Closures Town Hall in Fort St. John to allow our local representatives, stakeholders and residents an opportunity to come together as a community to discuss possible closures in our region and what it could mean to our economy and our outdoor recreational way of life.I want to thank...

MLA Dan Davies – Weekly Report – Where’s the consultation on caribou?

The B.C. Natural Resources Forum held last week was a great success but I am surprised the provincial government did not use this important gathering as an opportunity to launch meaningful public consultations on caribou recovery efforts. The range of caribou extends from the Peace region right down to the Kootenays, and that’s why the forum would have been...

MP Bob Zimmer – Weekly Report – BC Natural Resources Forum

Bob’s Weekly Report   It was my honour to recently attend the 16th Annual BC Natural Resources Forum in Prince George and welcome attendees to our region.   The continued success of this event highlights the importance of the natural resource sector to our region, to the province and to Canada. It is an opportunity to meet and speak with those working hard to...

MLA Dan Davies – Weekly Column – Tighten your belt in 2019

We are less than a month away from the next provincial budget, yet embattled finance minister Carole James already finds herself running for cover after her finance department dropped a bombshell right in the middle of the most important by-election in B.C. history. I am talking about Nanaimo and the race to replace the former NDP incumbent who left to...

MP Bob Zimmer – Weekly Report – Caribou Recovery Program

Bob’s Weekly Report   It’s been two months since local representatives and stakeholders, myself including, began raising the alarm about reports of potential plans for caribou recovery programs in our region.   Since then we still don’t have any answers. Promised public meetings have been cancelled and we are no closer to knowing what the plans are.   The Peace River Regional District has announced...

MP Bob Zimmer – Weekly Report – summer job programs

Bob’s Weekly ReportAfter last year’s Canada Summer Jobs Program debacle that required all organizations applying for funding to submit to a Liberal values test, I know many local organizations have been wondering what this year’s application process will bring.Last year, as a result of this values test, more than 1,500 Canada Summer Jobs applications were rejected, up from 126...

Coastal GasLink letter to B.C. residents and First Nations

The following letter has been released by the president of Coastal GasLink Rick Gateman Dear British Columbia residents and First Nations, At Coastal GasLink, our teams take great pride in the work they do. We have committed the past six years to creating a pipeline project that balances economic development with environmental protection. Like you, many of our people live and...

MLA Dan Davies – Donaldson between a rock and hard place

Peace River North MLA Dan Davies Report Forests minister Doug Donaldson has put himself and his government between a rock and a hard place by siding with protesters who have set up blockades along the pathway of the Coastal GasLink pipeline. Despite an interim court ruling by the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the group known as the Unist’ot’en are...

MP Bob Zimmers Weekly Report – Keeping firearms away from criminals

Bob’s Weekly Report When it comes to issues like firearms legislation, it is vitally important that the debate over how to keep our communities safe while respecting the rights of responsible firearms owners is based on facts. It is far too easy to make emotional decisions and to implement rules that do nothing to make communities safer and instead target...

MP Bob Zimmer – Weekly Report – A look back at 2018

Bob’s Weekly Report   I hope many of you had time to enjoy the company of your family and friends this holiday season.   As we wind down all the Christmas activities and put away the tree, it is the perfect time to reflect on this past year and look ahead to 2019.   2018 was an eventful year, both in the riding and in Ottawa....

MLA Dan Davies – Weekly Column – the politics of pipelines

Over this past weekend, many people either heard about or actually participated in a rally of at least 1500 oil and gas supporters and resource workers in Grand Prairie.All gathered in opposition to a federal bill that goes too far and many feel will effectively prohibit pipeline construction of any kind in the future. To be honest, I think...

MP Bob Zimmer – Weekly Report – Christmas Greetings

Bob’s Weekly Report   Christmas has always been a special time for my family and while I know many have had a tough year, I hope that you all will have a chance this holiday season to take a step back from your busy lives and enjoy the company of your loved ones.   As we celebrate this Christmas season, my heartfelt thanks...

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...
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