By law, a majority of Community British Columbia's board of directors must include developmentally disabled individuals or those with a significant connection such individuals. But the Campbell administration has introduced legislation to drop that requirement, prompting criticism from community living activists. So what does Liberal backbencher Gordon Hogg think about that legislation? After all, when he was the minister of children and family development, Mr. Hogg was involved in setting up that agency.
Well, in an interview with Public Eye, the Surrey-White Rock MLA said he supports the change, adding, "A number of the self-advocates who were sitting on the board apparently didn't have some of the understandings necessary to be able to deal with some of the complex issues." But he said their voices will continue to be heard on bodies like Community Living British Columbia's advisory committee.