MLA Minute

By Doug Clovechok

As we approach the holiday season, I hope that everyone can take a break and find the time to relax and enjoy quality time with family and friends. 

As your MLA, I am committed to working for you and I am fighting harder than ever to press Premier David Eby and the NDP government on many important issues that impact Columbia River-Revelstoke and beyond. I’m proud to do this alongside my colleagues in the BC United Caucus as we fight for a better British Columbia.

Since changing our name in April 2023, I have received many questions about the fact that I am now speaking to you as a member of the BC United Caucus. Our name change has been motivated by a comprehensive series of conversations and surveys with our membership who voted overwhelmingly in favour of the change. We not only have a new name, but we also have a fresh, positive, and united vision as our caucus continues to collaborate and advocate for the well-being of all British Columbians, including those living right here in Columbia River-Revelstoke.

At the heart of principles is a commitment to putting British Columbians first. As the Official Opposition, we continue to advocate for individuals across the province and call out the NDP’s reckless and harmful policies. We aim to unite as many people as possible behind a free enterprise, private-sector-driven economy that will help generate revenue for government services. Doing so will help us deliver results that matter to British Columbians.

After seven years and two terms of NDP government, our province is in dire need of leadership that addresses the multitude of challenges we face and, most importantly, gets results. 

If there was ever a time when we needed to be united, it is now. From the highest gas prices in North America to the highest rents in Canada, this NDP government is failing British Columbians on all fronts. 

Our approach is grounded in common sense, prioritizing people, and delivering tangible results. We believe in measuring success based on the impact we achieve, rather than mere announcements or rhetoric. 

While I have concerns for the future of our children and the state of our province, as your MLA I am motivated daily by the unwavering support we receive from my constituents in Columbia River-Revelstoke. With your help and the trust I have earned, we will work together to bring back a government that ensures that quality healthcare, affordable homes, affordable living, and strong livelihoods are attainable for everyone. We have achieved this before, and we can do it again.

When we were in government, B.C. had the strongest credit rating and our cancer care facilities were the envy of the country. We must work diligently to bring back a strong B.C. and be better prepared for emergencies like the devastating wildfires that are increasingly more common. We must bolster our public infrastructure, better protect our most vulnerable, and enhance the quality of life while protecting everything we enjoy in beautiful B.C. 

United, we’ll challenge the status quo, ask the hard questions, source the big ideas, and take on the tough problems. We believe that innovation, courage, and outside-the-box thinking are crucial to solving our province’s biggest challenges, like healthcare, housing, public safety, and climate change. Through bridging our differences and focusing relentlessly on improving the lives of all British Columbians, we are committed to building a bright future now, and for generations to come.

Simply put, better is possible under a BC United government. 

I want to hear from you about any concerns you have about this or any other issue. I read every email I receive. Please reach out to me at [email protected] or call my office in Kimberley at (250) 432-2300 or Revelstoke at (250) 805-0323.

Doug Clovechok is MLA for Columbia River-Revelstoke