Your MLA for Richmond East

Welcome to Richmond East.

I feel privileged to represent such a wonderful riding, chock full of people who love the land and produce some of the finest crops grown anywhere. The people of Richmond East possess enormous pioneering spirit and will continue to build welcoming neighbourhoods where everyone can experience a sense of belonging. It is about who comes after us and for me it is about the babies. Let’s take care of each other in this Lunar New Year of the Horse.

Countdown to the 2015 Canada Winter Games


Provincial MLAs and 2015 Canada Winter Games organizers donned scarves as they gathered on the steps of the Legislative Buildings last Wednesday to celebrate the one-year countdown to the games in Prince George, Feb. 13 – March 1, 2015. Learn more.

Latest MLA News

  • Celebrate Diwali in Richmond

    RICHMOND – Richmond is celebrating Diwali (the Festival of Lights), one of the most important Indian festivals at the Richmond Cultural Centre on October 25…

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  • MLA congratulates BC Arts Council grant recipients in Richmond

    RICHMOND: Five local residents have received grants from the BC Arts Council totalling $43,750. “Our province values arts and culture,” Richmond-Centre MLA Teresa Wat said….

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  • Adult Literacy Funding Supports Richmond Learners

    RICHMOND – A local adult literacy project, the Literacy Richmond Community Adult Literacy Program, has received $30,318 from the provincial government to help learners improve…

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  • Ball players, dancers, divers and singers receive funding

    RICHMOND – Four organizations in Richmond East are receiving more than $50,000 in combined funding from the provincial government to support their ongoing local programs…

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Speech from the Throne


The Government’s Speech from the Throne focused on controlling spending and job creation by opening new markets for investment and leveraging B.C.’s strengths from natural resources to technology — all of which will create jobs for British Columbians. Learn more.

Government News Releases

  • Thompson River steelhead fishery extended

    The Thompson River steelhead fishery has been extended until Dec. 31, 2014, following confirmation of sufficient returns.

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  • Programs and services for transgender community to be strengthened

    The Ministry of Health, Provincial Health Services Authority and Vancouver Coastal Health are working together to ensure members of the transgender community have access to a new provincial program that will offer expanded and sustainable services.

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  • No change for Dawson Creek timber supply area cut level

    Effective Oct. 30, 2014, the allowable annual cut for the Dawson Creek timber supply area remains at 1,860,000 cubic metres which was first set in 2003, deputy chief forester Diane Nicholls announced today.

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  • Open burning ban lifted throughout Cariboo Fire Centre

    Effective at noon on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, open fires will once again be allowed throughout the Cariboo Fire Centre’s jurisdiction, due to a decreased risk of wildfires.

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