NEWS RELEASE · 31st May 2012
BC Conservative Party
As the BC Legislature sits for its final day of the spring sitting, it has been strongly rumoured that the House may not sit again until 2013. This, however, is not acceptable to John Cummins, leader of British Columbia's Conservatives. "Premier Clark must commit to bringing the House back for a fall sitting," says Cummins.
"It is clear from the volume of legislation in this spring session, the shortened times for debate, and the number of bills left unfinished that a fall session is necessary" says John van Dongen, MLA for Abbotsford South.
He went on to say that "over the past few weeks this government has been pushing through new legislation without providing sufficient opportunity for proper scrutiny and debate." He then noted that "seventeen bills have been restricted to only 30 minutes of debate, and four bills have been deferred to the next sitting."
Believing that British Columbians deserve to have proposed laws fully debated and the government held to account, Cummins is seeking a simple 'yes' from Premier Clark that the house will sit in the fall.