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MLA Dan Davies – Weekly Column – ICBC rate increases are costing everyone

If you are a driver and renewed your insurance recently, the sticker-shock probably hasn’t worn off yet. As of September 1st, the cost of sticking that little decal on your license plate probably increased significantly as a result of the NDP’s new risk rating system. The simple fact is, British Columbians are paying the highest car insurance premiums in the country....

MLA Dan Davies – Weekly Column – Horgan’s troubles just got worse

Last week I reported on a particularly bad opening day at the Legislature for John Horgan and the NDP. It turns out my column was a bit premature because a bad Monday was only just the beginning of the worst week the Premier has experienced since assuming office in 2017. You may recall it all began with the sudden resignation...

MLA Dan Davies – Horgan’s troubles just got worse

Horgan’s troubles just got worse by Dan Davies October 15, 2019 Last week I reported on a particularly bad opening day at the Legislature for John Horgan and the NDP. It turns out my column was a bit premature, because a bad Monday was only just the beginning of the worst week the Premier has experienced since assuming office in 2017. You may...

MLA Dan Davies – Weekly Column – Start of the fall session of the Legislature

The first day of a new session of the Legislature is usually a pretty low key affair, but two major bombshells landed on Monday that will rock the province for quite some time. Scandal hit John Horgan and the NDP like a brick wall when it was revealed that cabinet minister Jinny Sims was being forced to resign because she...

MLA Dan Davies – Weekly Column – Truck loggers send a message

If the NDP government hadn’t considered the current situation in the forest industry a crisis, they certainly may now after more than 200 logging trucks descended on the annual meeting of municipalities in Vancouver last week. Local mayors and MLAs had gathered at the Vancouver Convention Centre for the annual convention of the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) to discuss,...

MLA Dan Davies – Weekly Column – Storm clouds on the horizon

Storm clouds on the horizon by Dan Davies September 17, 2019 It was not a sunny and optimistic finance minister, Carole James, who provided an update on the state of the province’s finance last week.  Up till now, the NDP had been riding on the coattails of a $2.7 billion budget surplus and the best performing provincial economy that they inherited back in...

MLA Dan Davies – Weekly Column – Making life more “affordable”?

I can remember my 16th birthday and wanting to get my driver's licence as soon as humanly possible. A lot of things have changed since I hopped behind the wheel for the first time, but lately, things have just got a lot harder thanks to the NDP's changes to ICBC rates. Parents now have to fork over as much as an...

MP Bob Zimmer – Weekly Report – The Trans Mountain pipeline project

Bob’s Weekly Report When the Federal Court of Appeal recently issued its ruling that six legal challenges to the Trans Mountain pipeline project can proceed on an expedited basis, it included an important – and extremely disappointing – detail. The Court noted that the Liberals did not intervene in the request for an appeal process and “took no position for or...

MLA Dan Davies – Weekly Column – Reduction in hydro rates – don’t think so

Speculation about a spring election suddenly spiked when John Horgan and the NDP went to great effort to announce a stunning decrease in hydro rates. Then reality sank in. In an attempt to deliver on a promise to make life more affordable, NDP Energy Minister, Michelle Mungall, declared “I am thrilled that BC Hydro is now able to apply for...

MP Bob Zimmer – Weekly Report – Money Laundering

Bob’s Weekly Report   At a recent press conference in Surrey, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was asked a direct question about what he is doing about the issue of money laundering in British Columbia. Instead of answering the question, he gave a vague “we are working on it” answer.   This seems to directly contradict what BC’s Attorney General David Eby said just...

MLA Dan Davies – Weekly Column – Back to school (for the time being)

Back to school is just around the corner, and while this can be a stressful time of year for both students and their parents, we can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that the school year will begin without a labour disruption. On June 30, the five-year collective agreement with teachers came to an end. While this does leave the door...

MP Bob Zimmer – Weekly Report – #MackenzieMatters

Bob’s Weekly Report   I recently had the honour of attending the Mackenzie Matters Rally in support of our local forestry communities. With almost 1,000 people in attendance, it was great to see so many come out to support Mackenzie and have their voices heard.   At the rally I challenged the BC Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development...

MLA Dan Davies – Weekly Column – Caribou recovery plan still deeply flawed

On April 15, Premier John Horgan appointed former BC Liberal MLA Blair Lekstrom as a Community Liaison tasked with engaging residents of the Peace Region and reviewing a pre-negotiated Partnership Agreement on caribou recovery. Up until this point, the NDPs caribou recovery plan was in serious trouble. Negotiations had been held behind closed doors exclusively between the federal and provincial governments,...

MLA Dan Davies – Weekly Column – Forests minister missing in action

At a time when he is most needed, the man in charge of the forest ministry appears to be missing in action – still! Doug Donaldson is the NDP Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRORD). He is also one of the few MLAs the NDP managed to get elected outside of the lower mainland in...

Ravi Kahlon – Opinion Editorial – Fighting for B.C.’s mill workers and communities

When I was two years old, my sister and I were sent to India to live with family because my dad lost his job at the local mill and my parents couldn't afford daycare. It was a difficult time for my family because we, as children, were separated from our parents for four years. This very personal experience has given...

MLA Dan Davies – Weekly Column – Mayors go it alone in forestry crisis

In what’s being described as the worst crisis in forestry in over 40 years, I am at a loss to explain why the provincial government is doing nothing to support the industry and help people who have lost their jobs. This is astounding because the NDP always likes to claim it’s sticking up for workers, yet they are currently missing-in-action....

MP Bob Zimmer – Weekly Report – Summer tours

Bob’s Weekly Report I have always enjoyed the summer months. Not only because of the warmer weather but also because it gives us all a chance to hopefully take a break and spend some time with our friends and family. The break in the House of Commons calendar also gives me a chance to spend more time in communities I don’t...

MLA Dan Davies – Weekly Column – Missteps or incompetence?

By his own admission, John Horgan confessed the mess created by his botched Caribou recovery plan was “my bad.” I give him credit for admitting to his own mistake, but one would hope our premier has learned from this huge misstep, let alone repeat another. But that’s exactly what happened this week. On Friday it was revealed that B.C. posted a...

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