Gerry Brownlee is ignoring serious allegations that builders in Canterbury are being ‘squeezed to do the least work possible’ on repair jobs for EQC, says Labour’s Canterbury spokesperson Megan Woods.
“In August, media reported that builders in Canterbury were being pressured to do as little as possible on repair jobs in Canterbury. It’s a serious allegation, and one Gerry Brownlee should be looking in to.
The Government has again reduced the timeframe for Cantabrians to have their say, this time shortening the select committee process for the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Bill, says Labour’s Canterbury spokesperson Megan Woods.
“Just as with the ECan Bill only last week, the Government is once again denying Cantabrians the right to express their views on the future of their city and the rebuild process.
While Labour will support the Christchurch Regeneration Bill at its first reading, a raft of questions remain, says Canterbury spokesperson Megan Woods.
“This is an important measure for the city as it marks the first steps back from crisis government to a local-led recovery. What is now crucial is that the people of Christchurch have their say through the Select Committee process.
Tim Groser will have to listen to Dr Adrian Macey’s criticism of how the Government calculated its climate change targets if he wants to be taken seriously at the climate change talks in Paris, says Labour’s Climate Change spokesperson Megan Woods.
“Dr Macey’s talk of an ‘information deficit’ is important as he makes the point we can’t expect other countries to accept our figures if we don’t let them see how we got to our targets.
Labour is supporting calls by the people of Canterbury for a Royal Commission of Enquiry into dodgy EQC repairs, says Labour’s acting EQC spokesperson Megan Woods.
“Large numbers of repairs done by EQC have been found to be deficient, and those are just the ones that have been checked. This raises the possibility that there might be hundreds or even thousands of homes with dodgy repairs the homeowner doesn’t know about.