MP Libby Davies, deputy leader and health critic for the federal New Democrats, will be guest speaker at the Comox Valley NDP annual fall dinner Oct. 19.
Davies says one of the biggest concerns she will address is the need for more accountable government.
“Stephen Harper has prorogued Parliament yet again, and Christy Clark has decided to avoid a fall session of the provincial legislature,” she said. “In the meantime, British Columbians aren’t getting action on key issues like the Enbridge pipeline and the Senate scandals.
“I think it’s wrong for governments to dodge tough issues by simply shutting down Parliament. At both the federal and provincial level, British Columbians aren’t getting the accountability they deserve.
“This makes it more important than ever for people to get involved and speak out.”
Davies’ visit to Comox Valley will take place just days after Parliament finally resumes, and her talk will include recent news from Ottawa.
The Oct. 19 dinner will be at the Florence Filberg Centre in Courtenay. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the dinner will start at 6.
Tickets come with a generous tax receipt. They can be purchased at Laughing Oyster Bookshop in Courtenay or Blue Heron Books in Comox, or by calling 250-334-3434.
— Comox Valley NDP