Statements and Comments

Statement from John Horgan on World Water Day

On World Water day, it’s worth taking a moment to reflect on the bounty of fresh water that British Columbian’s enjoy. We are one of the rare jurisdictions where one can turn on their tap and have access to drinking water that in most places outshines even the most expensive bottled alternative.

But it’s more than that. Our rivers and streams support salmon, trout and sturgeon, produce 85 percent of our electricity, irrigate some of the most fertile agricultural land in the world and support countless species of wildlife. Read more

Statement by Harry Lali

Lali Endorses Horgan

I want to thank all of you for coming here today. I want to also thank all the candidates running in the NDP leadership race. While I have the utmost respect and admiration for all five NDP candidates, my comments today relate to John Horgan, and to John Horgan only. Read more

Christy Clark commits to recycling--staff that is

On March 14 Premier Christy Clark attempted to refashion Gordon Campbell’s BC Liberal government by shuffling her cabinet. While she dumped some high profile ministers, she didn’t really have much to work with when it came to putting a new face on her cabinet. So by and large, what British Columbians saw was a new arrangement of the same old faces. Read more

Statement by John Horgan on Premier Clark’s New Cabinet

On the day that Premier Christy Clark unveiled her new cabinet and pledged to bring change to government in British Columbia, she revealed that the more things change, the more they stay the same.

Inexplicably, Premier Clark has seen fit to appoint disgraced former Solicitor General Kash Heed to her Cabinet Committee on Environment and Land Use.  Heed is currently under criminal investigation by the RCMP and is openly defying Elections BC over their demand that he produce new financial records for his controversial 2009 election campaign in Vancouver Fraserview. Read more

Statement from John Horgan: BC Parks 100th Anniversary

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of BC Parks, it’s worth reflecting on the wonder that is the BC parks system and the incredible natural legacy that it represents. While most of us have a favourite park that we camp in, hike or just visit for an hour or two of quiet and contemplation, we seldom think about the breadth of the system or the effort that went into its creation.

John Horgan’s Statement on the Election of Christy Clark

I want to offer my congratulations to Christy Clark on becoming the new leader of the BC Liberal Party and Premier-designate. It is a significant accomplishment to be chosen leader of one’s party, and I wish Ms. Clark well as she moves ahead in the coming days to be sworn in as the province’s 35th Premier and form a new government. Read more

Statement from John Horgan: Anti-Bullying Day

I’m John Horgan, candidate for leader of the BC NDP, and father of two terrific young men. Today is a an important day in our province, a day to put a stop to bullying. It is a day to say to all those who have been bullied that they are not alone.

Bullying has no place in our schools, our communities, or in our homes. Growing up is hard. It should never be made more difficult by the threat or action of physical or emotional harm from peers. Read more

John's Comment: Open the People's House

After 256 days of inactivity, the BC legislature convened this morning to hear a Throne Speech that virtually everyone acknowledged was a complete waste of time, money and effort. Read more

John's Comment: Review the mass Water License application

News that the Ministry of Natural Resource Operations is considering applications to extract water from 40 streams on the Central Coast reinforces the need for coordinated and effective environmental assessment in B.C.  Read more

John's Comment: BC Needs Real Freedom of Information

News that the BC Liberals are now considering posting all access to information requests on the web is confirmation of how far this government has fallen in its efforts to mislead the public.  Read more

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