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Last year I was appointed to the government’s bioeconomy committee along with MLAs John Yap, John Rustad, Eric Foster and Ron Cantelon.
It’s hard to believe that it was a year ago that I officially left the NDP party
One of the problems of having a full fall legislative session is that it’s hard to get around the riding.
Two weeks ago the minister of finance stated he was determined to balance B.C.’s budget by 2013 as required by the law.
During this fall’s legislative session the provincial government introduced legislation to simplify the student loan application process.
In the spring session I introduced legislation to change B.C.’s fixed election date to the fall from its current date in May.
Independent MLA Bob Simpson is trading unsustainable resource extraction for party popularity
A fundamental shift occurred when Premier Christy Clark announced her job plan.
The political corruption scandal in Quebec makes me wonder.
This week I introduced a Private Members Bill to repeal the government’s “carbon neutral” legislation.
I was pleasantly surprised with Premier Christy Clark’s first Throne Speech last week because it contained more than just her “jobs strategy.”
It’s hard to believe a year has passed since my weekly column sparked a chain of events, which led to a change in the leadership of the BC NDP and my decision to leave the party system and represent Cariboo North as an Independent.
greenhouse gas obligations
Last week Premier Christy Clark rolled out her “jobs plan” for BC. labelled “Canada Starts Here,” the plan starts out stating B.C. is Canada’s “westernmost province” and “the first port of call for people and goods that come to Canada.” I’m pretty sure there are other provinces with ports, railways, roads and airports where people and goods can come into Canada.
I ran in the Terry Fox event in Quesnel this year. It’s part of my effort to stop “decaying.”
It’s a relief to have the uncertainty associated with the possibility of a snap election put to an end. But I’m concerned that the leaders of B.C.’s main political parties won’t be able to rise above the petty partisanship that’s characterized their relationship to date.
Like many others, I was shocked at how frail Jack Layton looked at the press conference when he announced he was fighting another form of cancer and would be taking leave from his duties as the leader of the federal NDP.
The HST votes are in – at least from those who took the time to vote and from those who were able to get a ballot and get it in on time.