The CBC’s Rex Murphy wisely conveyed at the recent Union of British Columbian Municipalities (UBCM) convention in Whistler that “municipalities are the very atoms of our democracy.”
On those sage remarks, I am pleased to say that our entire region was exceptionally well represented by its municipal leadership.
I would like to extend my appreciation to all who contributed in meetings with me and our provincial ministers to discuss a range of local concerns such as island ferries, transportation upgrades and local watershed issues, including Englishman River.
Over the next few months, I look forward to following-up with municipal leaders and my provincial colleagues on the discussion that took place in Whistler and work together on these concerns for the people we all represent.
Michelle Stilwell, MLA Parksville-QualicumParksville