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The opioid crisis is killing our loved ones, the Liberals can't ignore it any longer, say Island MPs 

VICTORIA – The opioid crisis has ripped through families on Vancouver Island and across the country. Since 2016 nearly 6,000 illicit drug overdose deaths have been reported in BC.  That’s why local NDP MPs Laurel Collins (Victoria), Alistair MacGregor (Cowichan-Malahat-Langford) and Randall Garrison (Esquimalt – Saanich – Sooke) are backing the party's first initiative in the new parliamentary session – a private member's bill that would help thousands...
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February 7

The cost of housing in Victoria has increased almost 100 per cent under the Liberal government

VICTORIA –  Yesterday, in the House of Commons, Collins spoke about the housing crisis in Victoria and the devastating effects it’s having on people living there (video). The average price of a home in Victoria when Trudeau was first elected in 2015 was $461,300. Six years later, the average price has risen to $902,700 – an astonishing 96 per cent increase. Buying a home or even finding an affordable place to rent is getting further out of reach for people in...
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February 2

Address the crisis in primary care and strengthen health care now, say local NDP MPs 

VICTORIA – Local NDP MPs Laurel Collins (Victoria), Randall Garrison (Esquimalt -Saanich-Sooke) and Alistair MacGregor (Cowichan-Malahat-Langford) are calling on the government to take urgent action to address the crisis in primary care and reiterating their calls to strengthen the health care system to help keep locals healthy and safe. Southern Vancouver Island residents have long faced challenges accessing family doctors, and are now facing critical shortages in access to doctors at...
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January 30

Liberal government finally taking action to fix their mistake and support Island seniors facing homelessness 

After months of advocacy from the NDP, this is a long overdue step for seniors on Vancouver Island who rely on the GIS 
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December 18

2021 Year in Review

Vic News Article December 18th, 2021
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November 19

Village Vibe Op-ed: Food Security

In a country as prosperous as Canada, people shouldn’t be left to struggle without the food they need. Every Canadian should have access to affordable, fresh and nutritious food, yet 4.4 million people continue to face barriers due to rising food insecurity.
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October 12

We Need to End Private Long-term Care

Canadian seniors deserve much better treatment than what they have received from this Liberal Government since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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August 5

Support for Indigenous-led Forest Stewardship

MPs Collins and MacGregor write to Minister for the Environment and Climate Change
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August 1

It's Time for the Ultra-wealthy to Pay their Fair Share  

The pandemic has been incredibly impactful and has upended almost every aspect of daily life and has had a significant impact on many people emotionally, mentally and financially. It is vital that the Government continue to support the many Canadians whose still need it. While so many everyday Canadians, small businesses and workers across the country continue to struggle financially, Canada’s billionaires increased their wealth by $78 billion. Instead of imposing a wealth tax...
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July 15

Your Local NDP MPs, Fighting For You

Get to know MP Laurel Collins (Victoria) and MP Randall Garrison (Esquimalt—Saanich—Sooke)
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