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A few weeks ago, environmental activist Mike Sawyer made an attempt to impede a final decision on LNG Canada by filing a request to have the National Energy Board (NEB) conduct a review of TransCanada’s Coastal GasLink pipeline. The move...
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Bob’s Weekly Report On August 11, the City of Victoria removed its statue of Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada’s first Prime Minister, from the steps of city hall. City council claimed they made the decision as a step towards reconciliation,...
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Bob’s Weekly Report Anyone who has gone to a Spruce Kings hockey game in Prince George will most likely recognize Eveline Gropler.  She and her husband Eric have been dedicated fans and actively involved with the team behind the scenes...
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In case you missed the fine print contained in the power-sharing agreement between the NDP and the Green Party, there is a clause calling for a ‘basic income’ pilot program that should have been a part of the new...
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Bob’s Weekly Report There are few residents who have made such a positive impact on their community as Baljit Sethi has had on Prince George and Northern British Columbia as a whole. Baljit was born in India and immigrated to Canada...
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One issue that has been lighting-up the phone lines of my constituency offices lately has been the introduction of the BC Hydro Crisis Fund. People are discovering a new charge to their monthly hydro bill designed to help those who...
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Bob’s Weekly Report “Without a doubt.” That is the answer Jim Balsillie, Chair of the Council for Canadian Innovators, gave when I asked at a recent committee meeting whether Canada’s democracy is at risk if we don’t change our laws to...
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A couple of weeks ago our finance minister had to once again back-track on some of the taxes introduced in the NDPs first provincial budget in February. The first retreat came just five weeks after the budget when Carole...
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Bob’s Weekly Report   Earlier this month seven protesters suspended themselves from the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge in Vancouver to protest the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project. I know like many of you, I read about this latest protest against natural resource...
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It’s been said that proportional representation is a voting system designed by politicians, for politicians. Certainly, this is the case with the NDP and the Green Party bypassing any public consultation with a neutral citizens assembly as done previously and...
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Bob’s Weekly Report   As your Member of Parliament, I always enjoy the opportunity to hear your thoughts and concerns. Last year I started what my staff and I call the “Meet Your MP For Coffee” tour. It’s a chance for...
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The trade war between the U.S. and Canada ramped up this week as our country’s retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods kicked in on July 1st.  We’re already beginning to experience job losses across the country as the U.S. tariffs...
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Bob’s Weekly Report As many of you know, the game of rugby has always been an important part of my life. In fact, before I ventured into politics, I once had dreams of playing for Canada’s national team and played...
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If you own or work for a small business in British Columbia, you are probably well aware that the current government is looking for every means possible to squeeze more money out of the little guy. At a time of...
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Bob’s Weekly Report During the last week before the House of Commons rose for the summer, I had the opportunity to speak out against Bill C-71, the new Liberal firearms legislation. As you may know, shortly after this bill was introduced...
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Just in case you haven’t heard, July 1st marks the official launch of the referendum campaign that will end November 30th with a mail-in ballot to change the way we elect a provincial government in British Columbia. So far...
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Bob’s Weekly Report One of the most important tenets in our Charter of Rights and Freedoms is our freedom of belief. That freedom is the right of all Canadians, regardless of profession. That is why I am so extremely disappointed with...
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Bob’s Weekly Report  Like many of you, I have really enjoyed watching the Stanley Cup Playoffs this year. Obviously, I’m disappointed that my Edmonton Oilers didn’t make the playoffs, but it’s been fun watching the remarkable run of the Vegas...
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