The spring session of the legislature ended with a bang this evening (Thursday).
Opposition MLA’s were furious over the last bill to be passed.
It’s a major revision of the Agricultural Land Commission that will allow what the ruling Liberals call “social and economic” concerns to be considered for the use of farmland in the Kootenays and the North.
NDP MLA Nicholas Simons was forced to leave the chamber because of his heckling.
“This is gonna make you look like idiots!” (Simons)
“Thank you very much Mr Speaker.” (Letnick)
“Member…members, I’d ask the member to withdraw, please come to order.” (Horne)
“I think you’re all a bunch of liars, you are a bunch of liars, you’re a bunch of corrupt liars, you all know it too.” (Simons)
“Member, you need to withdraw.” (Horne)
“I will not withdraw my remarks.” (Simons)
The New Democrats say the bill will allow development of crucial food growing areas, but the Liberals say it lets owners make a bit of extra money and keep farming.