Wednesday, May 10, 2017

From the Legislature 2017: Skeena and Stikine Ridings

Items of note from our elected officials at the Provincial Legislature and developments on the political scene in the northwest ridings. With the results of the May 2017 election, we have decided to create a separate page to track news out of the Skeena riding, the notes from the east can be found below:


MLA's Week Legislature Archive 

Committee Membership

Standing Committee on Legislative Initiatives

Ellis Ross Facebook Page
Ellis Ross Constituency Page

General Overview Notes on the British Columbia Political Scene

North Coast/Skeena Votes Archives


December 16 -- Ross backs Wilkinson for head of BC Liberals
December 1 -- Electoral reform debate marks time in final week for Fall session of Legislature  NCR


November 23 -- British Columbia's competitiveness makes for debate in Legislature session  NCR
November 22 -- Aquaculture makes for discussion theme for Skeena MLA Ross in Legislature  NCR
November 21 -- LNG, pipelines and resource development issues make for themes of Financial Post article on the Northwest  NCR
November 7 -- MLA Ross and Minister Mungall in spirited discussion on LNG in BC  NCR
November 4 -- MLA Ross pays tribute to life of Elmer Derrick in Legislature speech  NCR
November 2 -- Lucy Sager steps out of Liberal leadership race  NCR
November 1 -- Terrace Councillor appointed to Advisory Forum on Poverty reduction  NCR


October 26 -- Skeena MLA tackles electoral reform proposals during Legislature discussion  NCR
October 25 -- Ellis Ross returns to themes on RBA initiative during Committee session  NCR
October 25 -- Highway 16 transit plan continues to roll out across parts of Northwest  NCR
October 24 -- Skeena MLA Ellis Ross addresses poverty issues as part of Legislature debate NCR
October 22 -- Premier Horgan visits Kitimat and Prince Rupert
October 22 -- B. C. government supports LNG Canada project - with conditions
October 21 -- Rio Tinto celebrates its first full year of production (audio)
October 21 -- Skeena MLA seeks more info on Mills Memorial replacement plans  NCR
October 21 -- Ellis Ross to open office in Kitimat mall
October 19 -- Talks lift hopes for new hospital
October  16 -- Government gaffed on fish farm stance
October 11 -- Liberal candidates tour the Northwest


September 26 -- Skeena Liberals to get first view of leadership candidates with visit by Mike de Jong  NCR
September 18 -- Hopes for LNG, concerns over hospital replacement among themes for Skeena MLA Ellis Ross  NCR
September 11 -- Finance Minister to tweak the budget at sessions opening; in anticipation of the full budget of February  NCR
September 9 -- The NDP had about sixteen years of plans to share ... and on Friday, share they did  NCR
September 9 -- Testy opening for Throne Speech as NDP introduce Liberal Darryl Plecas as Speaker NCR
September 8 -- Premier Horgan set to reveal NDP blueprint through Throne Speech today  NCR
September 7 -- 'I'm fully committed': B.C. minister of transportation to go into talks with Greyhound Canada (audio)
September 6 -- The bureaucracy grows
September 6 -- NDP government offers commitment to protecting reliable transportation in Northern communities  NCR


August 30 -- Melanie Mark at NWCC (video)
August 30 -- Advanced Education Minister Melanie Mark visits NWCC 
August 30 -- Greyhound to seek end to Northern British Columbia routes  NCR
August 30 -- BC  Liberals mark February on the calendar for leadership convention  NCR
August 25 -- NDP Government sets September 8th as first day for new session of Legislature  NCR
August 21 -- Skeena MLA keeps high profile on energy issues  NCR
August 20 -- LNG Canada project 'still alive' as group assesses site
August 11 -- Skeena MLA Ellis Ross raises concerns over NDP's Kinder Morgan pipeline approach  NCR
August 5 -- Business as usual for Kitimat's LNG projects
August 3 -- BC Liberals announce shadow cabinet
August 1 -- Ellis Ross not thrilled about LNG closure (audio)


July 26 -- Ross worried, Opponents celebrate Cancellation of Pacific Northwest LNG project
July 26 -- PNW LNG reactions (video)
July 22 -- Visiting Green Party MLA eager to work on important issues
July 21 -- Skeena BC Liberal MLA hits ground running
July 17 -- Ross says health ministry needed key information to help fund Leah Wiebe's cancer treatment in USA


June 28 -- No matter what, Skeena BC Liberal MLA Ellis Ross says he's committed to the riding
June 23 -- Why Ellis Ross may end up being one of the most powerful cabinet ministers Canada never had
June 14 -- The might-have-beens' time to shine
June 13 -- Ellis ross named to BC Cabinet -- But Likely Not For Long
June 12 -- Barely a twinkle as Liberals march out fallen stars
June 12 -- B.C. Liberal cabinet sworn in but defeat looms for minority government
June 12 -- B.C. Premier Christy Clark and cabinet sworn in
June 12 -- Ellis Ross appointed to Christy's cabinet
June 12 -- Ellis Ross named to Clark Cabinet


May 25 -- Gap slightly narrowed in final Skeena provincial election vote count
May 23 -- Ellis Ross will have two offices
May 10 -- Skeena goes Liberal for Ellis Ross
May 10 -- Ellis Ross elected in Skeena (video)
May 9 -- Ellis Ross celebrates a Liberal win in Skeena
May 9 -- Skeena student vote favours NDP Bidgood
May 9 -- Skeena BC Liberal winner Ellis Ross says jobs need drove his campaign
May 9 -- BC Liberal's Skeena riding winner Ellis Ross' family serenades him
My 9 -- Liberal Ellis Ross takes Skeena riding
May 9 --  Northern wrap-up (audio)

April (For campaign coverage through April and May see our North Coast Votes archives above)


March 17 -- Robin Austin's farewell to the Legislature  (video)
March 17 -- With an end to the 40th Parliament, MLA's bid farewell to the Legislature and head out to the campaign trail  NCR
March 16 -- As current session nears an end, a departing Robin Austin reflects on time in Legislature NCR


February 20 -- BC Liberals framing North Coast and Northwest issues as a key theme in upcoming election  NCR




August 5 -- Fraser-Nicola MLA says Minister of Forests is 'missing in action'
August 3 -- BC Forests Minister in Talks with Feds on Wildland Fire Strategy
August 2 -- NDP Minister says the loss of the PNW LNG project is to blame on market conditions


July 21 -- New B.C. forestry minister coming this weekend
July 19 -- Donaldson Co-chairs wildfire task force
July 19 -- New Forests Minister Doug Donaldson says wildfire crisis uppermost in his mind
July 18 -- Stikine MLA Doug Donaldson appointed Minister of Forests and Rural Development
July 18 -- Premier John Horgan, NDP cabinet get down to work
July 18 -- NDP announces new cabinet
July 18 -- Two Northwest MLAs get promotions as new government is sworn in



May 31 -- Stikine MLA Doug Donaldson says the agreement with Greens will support services in the North
May 10 -- NDP win the Stikine riding in BC election
May 9 -- Liberals take Skeena - No Change in other Northwest ridings
May 9 -- Doug Donaldson re-elected in Stikine riding (audio)


April (For campaign coverage through April and May see our North Coast Votes archives above)

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Archive of items from 2014
Archive of items from 2013 and before

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