Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Cool Aid Society & Olympic Vista

Here is a statement I made in the Legislature yesterday:
L. Popham: I rise to speak on the accomplishments of the Cool Aid Society. As is well-known in this House, the Cool Aid Society is the lead organization in the capital region helping homeless people. At the moment, Cool Aid is providing 374 supportive housing apartments and shelter for over 1,700 people every year. Cool Aid does tremendous work, and its staff and supporters have our heartfelt thanks.

One of Cool Aid's remarkable success stories is Olympic vista located in Saanich South. It was completed in 2011 and provides long-term supportive housing for 36 seniors who have struggled with homelessness. 
visited the site last week, and I was so impressed by the staff that work at Olympic Vista because they are dedicated to ensuring that this is not just a facility addressing a serious problem but a safe, welcoming home with access to the help and the respect that these residents require to thrive and make their housing situation successful.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

My view on Site C

Here is a clip from my response to the Oct 2014 Throne Speech where I lay out my view on the controversial Site C proposal. 

Transcript of the entire speech is here

Lana Popham
MLA Saanich South

Your thoughts on private money in municipal elections?

Dear Saanich South Residents,

The BC Legislature’s Special Committee on Local Elections Expense Limits is currently conducting public consultations on principles for local elections expense limits. 

In particular, the Committee is examining principles for the relationship between elector organizations and their candidates with respect to expense limits and principles for establishing expense limits for third party advertisers, including whether there should be an overarching, cumulative limit on third party spending such as exists in provincial general elections.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

LNG & Climate Change in BC

Here is a brief excerpt of my Oct 2014 Response to the Throne Speech where I summarize my environmental objections to the BC Liberal's LNG plans. 

You can find a transcript for the whole speech here:https://www.leg.bc.ca/hansard/40th3rd...