Norm Macdonald

Rural British Columbians want more say in how forest lands are managed

As part of the Timber Supply committee, I have heard from forest professionals, First Nations, local government and forest workers

Remember government’s HST delays on voting day

One of the most significant pieces of legislation that was passed in this spring’s legislative session was the bill that brings back the PST

MLA: Provincial government must fulfill its responsibility to communities

To increase the resilience of a community, action must be taken to enhance the capacity of citizens and institutions to thrive ...

Seniors raise serious concerns with driver testing program DriveAble

In his latest MLA Report, Columbia River - Revelstoke MLA Norm Macdonald says seniors have to travel too far for drivers licence tests.

MLA Report: Hearing from you is a very important part of my job

Columbia River - Revelstoke MLA Norm Macdonald talks about the budget process, government spending and hearing from constituents.

MLA Report: Community resilience – the ability for communities to make decisions for themselves

MLA Norm Macdonald talks about the important of resilient communities.

MLA Macdonald: British Columbians are ready for change

We are now about to set a new record: this year BC will have a budget deficit of $3.1 billion.

MLA supports some legislation, pans others

The government brought forward nearly 20 pieces of legislation, some were well crafted but others were very poorly thought through.

MLA: Woodlands, CLBC controversies show gov’t failing most vulnerable

MLA: Woodlands, CLBC controversies show B.C. government is failing most vulnerable in our society

MLA builds case against Smart meters

NDP MLA Norm Macdonald likens Smart meters decision to the HST, wonders if "health concerns" have been investigated.

MLA Macdonald: Long-term investment in our public lands is just good policy

British Columbia is unique in many ways but one of the most significant is the fact that over 94 per cent of the province is made up of Crown Land. That means that the vast majority of our province is owned by the public; owned by you.

MLA Macdonald: B.C. tax system not fair; service cuts could result

The rich are getting richer, and the poor are getting poorer in British Columbia, and ten years of BC Liberal tax and social policy has deliberately and systematically moved us towards this inequality.

We must do better, not just for our kids but for the whole of society

This week, more than half a million children will return to a classroom in BC’s public school system.

MLA: HST is a question of trust

If you’ve watched TV or opened a newspaper over the last number of weeks, you’ve seen the ads attempting to sell you on the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST). More than $5 million worth of those ads were purchased using your tax dollars; using your money to convince you to vote against your best interest.

Why I’m voting ‘Yes’ to scrap the HST

For the first time in our province’s history, an Initiative Petition was successful as more than 700,000 British Columbians showed their determination to stop the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST). In my constituency alone, many thousands of people signed the petition, and I was proud to be one of the volunteer canvassers who worked on that effort.

British Columbians are not going to be fooled

On June 24th, you will be asked to decide what should be…

Columbia River Treaty: Get educated and organized now

In 1964, Canada and the US signed the Columbia River Treaty (CRT). Under the CRT, Canada agreed to build three storage dams, Keenleyside, Duncan and Mica, to assist the US with their efforts in flood control and power generation. In return for the storage of water, Canada is entitled to one half of the additional power generated at the US power plants on the Columbia River. These entitlements currently amount to about $300 million annually which are paid into general revenue for the Province of British Columbia.

Government needs to protect water

All too often we have been given written assurances by this government only to find their intentions were completely different.

Macdonald: You make the decision about who’s in charge

My job as your MLA is to represent your views in the Legislature in Victoria. You tell me what is important to you, and I do my best to put forward those priorities. This is an important part of ensuring that our democracy is functioning. You need to have faith that your MLA is working for you.

MLA calls for public inquiry into BC Rail scandal

MLA Report by Columbia River – Revelstoke MLA Norm MacdonaldThe guilty plea…