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We are committed to strengthening our democracy here in British Columbia. New Democrats believe that it is time for a system that works for everyone, and we have introduced a suite of new legislation that will achieve just that.
“This is good news for Paddi and others in this heart wrenching circumstance,” said Holman, “But it’s too bad that this government has to be publicly shamed by the media in order to provide the health care people deserve, particularly our most vulnerable citizens like Paddi. It took a negative news story and the threat of Opposition questions in the legislature on the eve of an election to do the right thing.”
On Feb 9th, Gary Holman, MLA for Saanich North and the Islands, will be hosting a Housing Affordability Forum in order to discuss the Saanich Peninsula Affordable Housing Needs Assessment, unmet housing needs on the peninsula, and the growing housing crisis in the province. “There are over 550 families on the peninsula spending more than 50% of their income on housing and the situation for local First Nations is even more serious,” said Holman, “The issue of housing affordability is a top priority for Peninsula residents and I have some specific suggestions for making progress on this issue.”
My staff and I would like to wish you a safe and happy holiday! May your days be filled with peace, joy, friends and family. Just a note, our office will be closed from December 16th until January 3rd. During …
In response to community concerns, Saanich North and the Islands MLA Gary Holman organized a workshop on affordable housing back in 2014. “I didn’t feel that the discussions about affordable housing on the Peninsula were considering all of the needs or based on adequate data,” said Holman. Attending the workshop were representatives from the Capital Regional District (CRD), BC Housing, Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation (CMHC) and various non-profit housing providers and advocates as well as local municipal representatives. Out of that workshop came a call for an affordable housing needs assessment. The assessment was to consider needs for all incomes across the housing continuum, with a particular focus on households with lower or more modest incomes.
The Affordable Housing Needs Assessment was undertaken by the Greater Victoria Social Planning Council and is an attempt to clearly articulate the crucial need for affordable housing here on the peninsula.
John Horgan gives us an update on his visit to Bella Bella and the current state of the environmental disaster that has plagued this community.
As Official Opposition spokesperson for democratic reform in B.C., I want to make clear our commitment to making electoral reform an issue in the 2017 provincial election.
Join BC New Democrat MLAs Gary Holman, Judy Darcy and Selina Robinson for a seniors forum in Sidney BC to hear concerns and issues that seniors are facing when accessing government services, programs, and supports.