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New rules for BC casinos.

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This week, new rules for BC casinos came into effect: https://tgam.ca/2CQ6Znx
The BC New Democrat government is working hard to crack down on money laundering.

Want to get some feedback into the upcoming budget?

Housing? Health care? Child care? Let us know.
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In case you're looking to get ahold of Leonard, there are better methods than sending him a message via Facebook.

Leonard Krog

I want to thank everyone for your feedback and advice on things our government is doing or should be doing. I appreciate the comments including the constructive... criticism. It is all valuable.

However, I do want to let people know that I do not respond to messenger. It is not that I don’t value those comments. I simply do not have the time to deal with the volume of messages in a proper manner.

If you are looking to contact me regarding specific issues please use the following email and phone number.

Phone: 250 714 0630
Email: Leonard.krog.mla@leg.bc.ca

Thanks for your understanding on this.

Leonard Krog

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More money in the pockets of every day people.

Steven Tufts, a labour expert from York University in Toronto, says fear that a higher minimum wage will hurt small businesses is out of line with potential benefits to the economy.
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People identifying their occupations as 'student' or 'housewife' make up an unusually large share of B.C.’s high-rolling gamblers
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See you there?

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The BC Liberals cruelly stopped the free transit pass program for British Columbians on disability assistance. Effective yesterday, we brought it back.

Did you know that BC's campaign financing rules have changed?

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The New York Times called BC the 'wild west' of political fundraising. Not anymore.

Banning big money from our provincial and municipal electoral systems is #2 on our Top 10 list for 2017.

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Happy New Year, British Columbia!

Earlier this month Leonard, with Vancouver based historian Robert Janning, attended the unveiling of a new “Stop of Interest” sign in Deverill Square Park. The sign celebrates the first Snuneymuxw vs European soccer match played in the field 125 years ago, as well as Xul-si-malt (Harry Manson) who played for the Snuneymuxw. Manson went on to become one of the best soccer players Nanaimo ever produced, despite the prejudice that he faced. In 1907 the Nanaimo team, with Manson and four other Snuneymuxw players, won the provincial cup.

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Fantastic news for our Grizzly Bears.

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Starting today, BC's Grizzly bear hunt is closed. For good.

“I’m really pleased that we’ve improved the incentives for this program to make it easier for people to switch to cleaner-burning fuels,” said Krog. “If we’re g...oing to tackle climate change it’s going to take everyone pulling together. This is just one of the first steps our government is taking to fight climate change.”

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VICTORIA – Nanaimo MLA Leonard Krog is welcoming $17,500 in incentives from government to encourage people in the Nanaimo region to switch to cleaner fuel sources this winter. Krog said that in the past, the B.C. wood stove exchange program …Learn More
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Here are 3 things that happened this week to improve learning conditions for kids in BC.

1) Students gain easier access to healthy water
2) New child-care spaces will help families around BC
3) A new school and more classrooms are on the way for Surrey students

Bowinn Ma

Dear Community --

I know that the recent news about Site C will be extremely upsetting for many people. Me and my colleagues share your grief. The gravity of th...is decision did not escape us. Our caucus is full of people who have fought against this project for years, attending rallies and protests and speaking out against it as the BC Liberals rammed the project through, trying desperately to push it past the point of no return.

More than a few tears were shed as even we, as ardent critics of the project for years, came to face the reality of the situation as it stands today: To stop this terrible project we agree never should have been started in the first place would take the people of BC farther away from the affordability they desperately needed and to absorb the debt in one foul swoop would cost us the ability to build anything else our province required for years.

In the end...We chose affordability. We chose housing. We chose schools. We chose hospitals. We chose transit. We chose childcare.

In the months leading up to this announcement, I have received many communications that made it clear that our failure to stop this project would cost us votes, volunteers, donations, memberships. I have read each one. There is no question that this community is made up of very passionate people.

The bottom line, however, is that this decision wasn't about votes, volunteers, donations, or memberships. It was about governing on behalf of the people of BC and making the tough calls that governments must make -- even when it costs us politically. That's what good governments do: They weigh the options carefully, they make the difficult choices, they explain their decisions in good faith, they take the hits.

Good governments don't make calls for pure political gain – that was the BC Liberal way, not ours.

Many voters may decide to punish us for the announcement made today, but we didn’t go into politics to be loved. We are here to do the hard work that needs to be done on behalf of the people of this province and through our shared grief I continue to be committed to doing this each and every day.

Always in your service,

Bowinn Ma, MLA
North Vancouver-Lonsdale

PS: As questions regarding how the financial implications of termination relate to our other seemingly unrelated commitments, this post by David Eby may help explain:
http://davidebymla.ca/…/site-c-dam-a-personal-explanation-…/)

P.P.S. I've been told the correct term is "fell swoop" but have left it at "foul", which seems appropriate in this case.

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Don't forget to drop by and say hello to Leonard this Thursday.

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Do you have some time to volunteer? Loaves and Fishes need more help for its Hamperville program again this year.

Loaves and Fishes is in full swing of its Hamperville program again this year! They can always use more volunteers, please help out if you can!
www.nanaimoloavesandfishes.org/hamperville

NANAIMO — It's a mammoth seasonal undertaking which will make life a little easier for people struggling to put food on the table.
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Nanaimo's BC NDP updated their cover photo.

A bit of an update on out logo. Do you have a photo you'd wouldn't mind us using? Send us a message.

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