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This week in Question Period

This week, caucus focused their questions for the government primarily on housing measures introduced in this week's provincial budget.

On Rachel Notley’s B.C. wine ban

It is outrageous and petty that Rachel Notley is using BC wine producers as pawns in her attempt to start a trade war,” said Stupka.

Reforming professional reliance

16 Years of short-sighted mismanagement of natural resources in this province has left a significant debt to wildlife populations, water quality, climate change resiliency, and economic sectors reliant on our forests. These have direct long-term costs and in many cases have resulted in a net negative impact on nearby communities including water quality and tourism revenue. Many wildlife populations are at a crisis point where hunting and recreation restrictions and culling are used to as a last resort to avoid complete species loss. This, however, does not address the bigger picture. There is a gross underfunding to support habitat protection, restoration and monitoring wildlife populations. BC is 25 times less funded per ha than states like Oregon with less biodiversity. 

Response to BC NDP’s decision to proceed with Site C

Robert Stupka, MASc., P.Eng, is the BC Green Party candidate for Kelowna West. Support his campaign: Donate | Volunteer | Lawn sign

The government’s decision on Monday to continue with the construction of the Site C dam is a major blow to the modern energy vision that was possible with the dam’s cancellation. It is a discouraging reality we must grapple with. As an entrepreneur, professional engineer and Kelowna resident, the wake of this decision leaves me with several important questions that remain unanswered.

Andrew and Sonia respond to Site C decision

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