February 18, 2018

Health minister powerless to intervene in Chilliwack chlorine controversy

BC's Health Minister admits she is powerless to intervene as Fraser Health orders Chilliwack to permanently chlorinate its water. Margaret MacDiarmid says it is not appropriate for government to take over from the Health Authorities when it comes to water. That said "I also think that residents of Chilliwack they are very concerned about the … [Read more...]

BC government again asked to intervene in Chinese miners dispute

While we wait for a Federal Court judge to rule on whether two unions should access documents being used to bring 100's of Chinese miners to Canada, BC's Minister of Energy and Mines is also being asked to intervene. Lawyers for the United Steelworkers Union have sent Rich Coleman a five-page letter regarding HD Mining's plans to operate an … [Read more...]

Bond says she won’t intervene in Missing Women inquiry

The BC government is unmoved by the latest complaints over the Missing Women commission of inquiry. 20 of the groups given standing at the commission have written to the premier expressing concerns it may be derailed due to a lack of legal funding for participants. But in a statement released this afternoon, Solicitor-General Shirley Bond says the … [Read more...]