Local MLA returns to the Legislature

Norm-Letnick

The summer sitting of the BC Legislature opened yesterday in Victoria.

With physical distancing in place, only 23 of MLAs were there in person. 

Kelowna-Lake Country's Norm Letnick was one of them.

Letnick tells AM1150 News, "we were full in a sense that we had a big screen TV and it showed all the other MLA's throughout the province doing their work virtually and participating in the debate -- asking questions of the government and making statements."

In non-COVID 19 times, there would be 87 MLAs in the house.

The sitting is vital because the government needs to pass a budget.

Which was originally tabled in February -- since then, so much has changed  because of COVID 19.