A fresh start

The past few weeks have been busy. Being available to hear your voice is my first priority.

The past few weeks have been busy. From community meetings, chamber of commerce events, meeting with mayors and councils across the constituency, and one-on-one meetings with constituents in my office, just to name a few. Being available to hear your voice is my first priority.

At press time, the Speech from the Throne would have already been read outlining the priorities for this upcoming session and the general legislative course of our government. Our priorities have not changed from the last session, which is a focus on job creation, strengthening the economy, and controlling government spending.

These priorities are top of my mind every single day, because these are the values I campaigned for and what you voted for in the last election.

This session will be busy with our government bringing forward several pieces of legislation that will make the quality of life better for British Columbians, and continue the consultation process on issues such as the disability white-paper and apology to the Chinese community.

Coming up next week our government will proudly table a balanced budget fulfilling our commitment to keep our fiscal house in order, and ensure that future British Columbians are not paying for our spending today.

As your representative at the legislature, I will continue to bring forward and discuss the issues that concern my constituency and the issues that you have brought forward to me over the past few months with my caucus colleagues.

While I may be in Victoria, please do continue to share your ideas and priorities with me. Contact the Cariboo-North Constituency Office at 1-866-991-0296 and speak with my constituency assistant and we will do our best to assist you.

Coralee Oakes is the MLA for Cariboo North and is the Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.