Falcon’s BCUP votes against working past 6 pm to pass housing legislation

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This afternoon, the BCUP voted against a motion for the legislature to sit past 6 pm in order to pass Bill 47, which will build urgently-needed housing around transit hubs.

In response to the government proposal to sit beyond the legislature’s normal hours, BCUP MLA Mike de Jong made a lengthy and impassioned speech about how the motion to work past 6 was “a dangerous precedent.”

House Leader Ravi Kahlon responded:

“British Columbians sometimes have to work a little later in the day…what we’re saying here is we have work to do and we have to stay a little bit later in the day. And I would really appreciate if the members would stay later in the day to do that work.”