E&N line progress still stopped in its tracks

VICTORIA – The province’s confirmation of a $7 million commitment to the Island Corridor Foundation does nothing to ensure the E&N rail line is closer to being restored, says Nanaimo-North Cowichan MLA Doug Routley. “This is just a confirmation that …

The E&N Railway – A Bigger Vision for our Island’s Future.

Join Doug Routley, MLA for Nanaimo~North Cowichan and invited guests to discuss the potential for modern rail commuter services with better quality of life, efficient economic development and reduced environmental impacts. A Presentation and Interactive Q&A with Feedback Opportunities for the Public. …

B.C. Liberals gutting community-based literacy programs

VICTORIA –The B.C. Liberals are gutting essential community-based literacy programs across B.C., making it harder for people to get the basic literacy skills they need to succeed, say the New Democrats. “Literacy programs are vital to helping children succeed in …

Liberals creating chaos at Royal Columbian Hospital

VICTORIA – The B.C. Liberals’ failure to address hospital overcrowding is creating chaos for medical staff and compromising patient care at Royal Columbian Hospital, say B.C.’s New Democrats. “Despite growing concern from hospital staff about emergency room overcrowding and the …

Op-ed: B.C. must reconcile with its past official racism against Chinese Canadians

A “White Man’s Province” was more than a slogan, a political excess. It was a primary feature of B.C. government policy for seven decades after B.C. joined Canada in 1871, with Chinese Canadians a constant target of hostile action by their provincial government and legislature. British Columbia passed an avalanche of discriminatory legislation in this period—a record not matched in any other Canadian province.