Premier John Horgan announces new cabinet to build a better B.C.

July 18th, 2017

Premier John Horgan announced his new cabinet today to build a better B.C. and get results for people.

“Our government will offer families relief from high costs and fees, strengthen services like health care and education, and create good jobs and economic opportunity across B.C.,” said Premier John Horgan.

“We will put people at the heart of everything we do. And we’ll work hard to deliver on our commitments to British Columbians.”

Statement from Premier-Designate John Horgan on Interior wildfires

July 7, 2017

Statement from Premier-Designate John Horgan on Interior wildfires

VICTORIA— Premier-Designate John Horgan issued the following statement about the wildfire situation in the B.C. Interior:
"With serious wildfires threatening several important communities in the B.C. Interior, my thoughts are with those in the affected communities, and the brave firefighters and emergency responders who are working hard to contain the fires and protect homes and lives.

2016 in Reflection

December 2016

2016 started with housing as a major issue in our community with the tent city and renovictions front and centre. As the year comes to a close, the tent city has been dismantled, but homelessness and renovictions are still a problem, and housing and affordability remain major stressors for many.

Truth & Reconciliation

November 2016

On September 30th I had the privilege of attending events at the University of Victoria and Camosun College for Orange Shirt Day. This campaign, in its third year, aims to raise awareness of our shameful history of residential schools in Canada, and the importance of implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action.

July 2016 MLA Report

During this spring’s sitting of the Legislature, Opposition members proposed real change for our province and for our communities. We stood up for the issues that people in B.C. care about. Sadly the government ignored all of these proposals, including two dozen Private Members Bills.

Comment: Collaboration is needed to reach solutions

(Opinion editorial originally published in the Times Colonist on April 22, 2016)

The tent city at Victoria’s Law Courts Building has become a lightning rod in our community. We are seeing sides being picked, positions hardening, and increasing conflict and division.

I believe this is the time for just the opposite. Victoria is a city that succeeds best when we work collaboratively to reach reasonable long-term solutions. This is a time to come together.

In Our Passionate, Engaged Community

It's been a busy and productive summer and fall in my Victoria-Beacon Hill Community Office. In response to needs in our community, we've launched several special projects over the last few months.

Statement on United Way Greater Victoria

Watch Carole give a Member's Statement in the BC Legislature on United Way Greater Victoria.

United Way Greater Victoria is our region's largest non-government funder. They assist more than 60 charities by identifying and funding over 100 programs. Through supporting community-based initiatives, United Way works to improve lives for the better and address the underlying causes of our community's most pressing social challenges.

Find out how you can support the United Way at

Statement on Open Space

Watch Carole give a Member's Statement in the BC Legislature on Open Space.

For more than 40 years, Open Space has been a leader in fostering contemporary art. This exhibition and performance centre is a place where artists can investigate new ideas and work across medias, disciplines, cultures and communities.

You can visit Open Space in person on the second floor at 510 Fort Street or online at

Lessons in Lifelong Learning

From early childhood through our school years growing up, as adults and through to our senior years, literacy opens doors to opportunity. Knowledge is power, and power comes with lifelong learning.

We are fortunate to live in a place where citizens are engaged and willing to learn and passionate in their support of our centres of learning and teaching. My time as a volunteer in our community, as a school trustee and then president of the BC School Trustees Association taught me that strong voices are needed to compel government to properly fund and support our education system.