In the House

May 27, 2015

Doug in QP re: Gov’t support for youth aging out of care

"The child protection system failed utterly to prepare Paige for adulthood. The transition process was not a process. It was a passing of responsibility and an indifference to her circumstances.

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May 25, 2015

Doug in QP re: death of youth who had just aged out of care

Paige was a young First Nations girl who died at 19 of a drug overdose in a communal washroom near Oppenheimer Park in Vancouver. She was intimately connected with the Ministry of Children and Family Development her entire life.

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May 05, 2015

Doug in budget estimates with Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development

My question has to do with the Capital for Kids travel subsidy program that is used by many remote, rural and northern schools to help fund their trips to the capital.

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May 05, 2015

Doug’s 2-minute statement on the Northwest Trade Expo

I'll take local history for 800. The answer: Gitdumden. The question: what is the name of the wolf clan in Wet'suwet'en? Those TV show fans of Jeopardy out there will recognize the format.

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April 30, 2015

Doug in QP re: gov’t support for aboriginal children and families

Fifty-three percent of the kids in the care of the Ministry of Children and Family Development are aboriginal. Yet those self-identifying as aboriginal make up only about 5 percent of the people in the province. That is a huge overrepresentation and speaks to the dire circumstances that some aboriginal kids face.

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