Comments open for Terminal 2 eelgrass offsets at Roberts Bank

Comment is open now until Thursday on Port of Vancouver’s application for leasing crown land to plant about six hectares of eelgrass at Roberts Bank for Terminal 2. Unfortunately, this is a very tight timeline to consider the proposal, and I have asked the comment period be extended. My office has published more information we received from the Port below, as details for this particular application are difficult to find. 

You can submit comments to the provincial government here:

Port of Vancouver - Terminal 2 - Notification of Provincial Land Application (July 2016) by VickiHuntingtonMLA on Scribd


A “myopic focus on farmland protection”?

Records show government split the ALR with limited evidence, attacked the ALC’s independence, rejected increased protections for Zone 1 farmland, and ignored staff suggestions for consultation.


Banning applause: One small step for democracy is a giant leap for MLAs

I approached the government and opposition in April with a motion to ban applause during Question Period. Quebec’s National Assembly banned applause last fall, and the change in tone before and after the applause ban is evident.