I am incredibly worried about BC’s spiking #COVID19 rates - and honestly confused by the mixed messaging we are getting from the BC government. It feels as though we are just watching the cases rise instead of rising to the fight. 1/ #bcpoli #COVID19BC #bced
We gave up on bending the curve, then we gave up on flattening the curve. Now we seem to be giving up as the case numbers spike. There are immediate steps this government could take to get us back on track /2 #bcpoli #COVID19
Increase testing, resume daily briefings, provide case numbers on weekends. Answer every question being asked by the press, with multiple follow ups. It doesn’t always have to be Dr Henry & Minister Dix - but have officials who can answer questions every day /3 #bcpoli #COVID19
Be transparent about exactly what types of indoor spaces transmissions are happening in, and at what rate. For a set period of time, implement targeted shutdowns. Provide funds to workers and employers to make it happen and get them through this period /4 #bcpoli #COVID19 #bced
Bring in a comprehensive mask mandate for all classrooms, expand virtual learning options, ensure distancing, and improve air circulation. Have kids eat outdoors where they are sheltered and distanced /5 #bcpoli #COVID19 #bced
British Columbians can win this fight - but we need clear direction and policy support. 6/6 #bcpoli #COVID19 #bced

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Today in QP I asked about #FairyCreek. There is an injunction request by Teal Jones to remove the blockades from #FairyCreek and start roadbuilding in this valley. It sets the stage for #OldGrowth logging in the last intact old growth valley on Southern Van Island. 1/ #bcpoli
My question was directed at Premier @jjhorgan, he didn’t stand to answer - instead Minister @KatrineConroy made banal, generic statements she’s been making for weeks, and in her answer she did not refer to #FairyCreek even once. 2/ #bcpoli #OldGrowth
The #FairyCreek watershed is the very definition of an ancient, high-risk ecosystem that the #OldGrowth Strategic Review Panel recommended be protected while a strategy is developed. No valleys like it remain on Southern Vancouver Island, they've all been logged. 3/ #bcpoli
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These numbers are staggering - as they have been since the health emergency was declared in April 2016. There is no way to adequately articulate the immense suffering and heartbreak this horrifying loss of life has brought to our province. 1/ #bcpoli #overdosecrisis
I recently met with a local chapter of @momsstoptheharm and we discussed the gaping voids in our existing patchwork of supports and services for the countless British Columbians with substance use disorder. 2/ #bcpoli
One parent told me: ‘we need immediate low barrier, regulated, non-stigmatized safe supply to save people from the poisoned drug supply. Because if your child dies there's no more time for other interventions to help.' 3/ #bcpoli
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This month we celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth. But we also know that we need much more than 28 days to recognize the importance of Black people and Black communities in British Columbia’s history. This needs to be integrated into our curriculum year round. 1/ #bcpoli #bced
It is not just about acknowledging; we’ve erased history in BC. Until we stop, we will not come to terms with the amazing contributions of Black people and communities to our province. Addressing systemic racism has to be done systematically - and education is central to that. 2/
As @AdamPOlsen has pointed out we cannot address racism one silo at a time. As legislators, it’s our responsibility to proactively address #systemicracism - it is going to take looking at all our institutions, all of our systems, to address racism effectively. 3/
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