NDP inaction leaves Vancouver Island communities stranded

VANCOUVER (February 17, 2021) – Despite promises to provide relief, Vancouver Island communities are still waiting on the Minister of Transportation to step in and provide support for local bus routes Tofino Bus and Vancouver Island Connector, operated by Wilson’s Transportation. “I wrote to Minister Fleming a month ago about the challenges facing motor coach […]

NDP must extend deadline for small business grant program

KAMLOOPS (February 17, 2021) – Todd Stone, B.C. Liberal Critic for Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation is calling on the NDP government to extend the deadline of the Small and Medium-Sized Business Recovery Grant program beyond the March 31st deadline, despite repeated refusals to do so by the NDP’s jobs minister. “While small businesses have […]

BC Liberals renew calls to increase instructional hours for Vancouver secondary students

ASHCROFT (February 17, 2021) – Weeks after it was revealed that Vancouver students were receiving well below the number of instructional hours required by law, NDP Education Minister Jennifer Whiteside has yet to offer a response to families. “The Minister’s lack of action or even a response has been incredibly frustrating for Vancouver students and […]