In the House

April 27, 2016

Doug in budget estimates with Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure re: Hazelton arena

I have an infrastructure funding related question around the Heart of the Hazeltons, the Upper Skeena recreation centre project. I'd like to get an update, and the members of the community owners group are interested in an update on a particular component of the funding.

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April 27, 2016

Doug’s 2-minute statement on the Green Economy in the North

They can be almost 200 feet long, travelling at night, sometimes crawling slowly, sometimes moving quite quickly along the valley bottoms of the northwest. This is not some horror story of a genetically modified organism gone wrong or an invasive species spreading due to climate change.

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April 14, 2016

Doug in QP with MCFD re: special advisor on aboriginal children in care

The Representative for Children and Youth's latest update reveals the grim news that 36 deaths and 217 critical injuries of children and youth in care or receiving services from the Ministry of Children and Family Development were reported to her office just between October 1 and January 31. She is reviewing 156 of the critical injuries and five of the deaths reported over this four-month period.

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April 13, 2016

Doug in budget estimates with Ministry of Education re: closure of Lake Kathlyn

Lake Kathlyn Elementary School is a special school with special programs and a special staff. They have a relatively high percentage of children identified with learning challenges, in the 20 percent range, and have been commended for doing a superlative job in helping these children reach their potential. Likely, class size has something to do with this.

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April 13, 2016

Doug’s 2-minute statement on Alice Maitland’s retirement from NWCC

At a retirement party when your boss says he always appreciated your sincere honesty, you know that could mean a whole lot of things — some of them not so positive.

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