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Parents, advocacy groups, and New Democrats celebrate the end of a clawback

September 1, 2015 | News Releases

VICTORIA – Nearly 6000 children will finally keep their child support payments because parents, advocacy groups and New Democrats pressured the B.C. Liberals to stop clawing back their much needed support.

“If it wasn’t for families stepping forward to share their struggles publicly, the Liberal government would have continued taking child support money that rightfully belonged to kids,” said Michelle Mungall, New Democrat spokesperson for social development. “Ending this harmful policy is an important step towards reducing child poverty across the province.”

Sexually abused children being revictimized by the B.C. Liberals’ continuing legal war

August 14, 2015 | News Releases

VICTORIA – The B.C. Liberals misled the public last week when they said their decision to appeal a scathing sexual abuse case was about matters of law not about attacking the family, say New Democrats.

“Last week B.C. Liberal Children and Families Minister Stephanie Cadieux said continuing to drag this case through the courts wasn’t about the family, but about matters of law.” said Doug Donaldson, the New Democrat spokesperson on children and families.

Damning UBCM survey shows premier’s AGLG has increased burden on local taxpayers

August 12, 2015 | News Releases

Victoria - A new survey from the Union of B.C. Municipalities shows that the Premier Clark’s Auditor General for Local Government project has only increased the burden on local governments and costs for local taxpayers.

”Premier Christy Clark claimed that the AGLG would help local taxpayers, but this survey shows that AGLG audits cost municipalities an average of more than $12,000 for little or no results,” said NDP local government spokesperson Selina Robinson.

The survey’s findings include:

Commuters pay the price for Liberal bungling of Port Mann Bridge

July 30, 2015 | News Releases

SURREY – Families and small business will be facing yet more financial pain after the B.C. Liberals hiked up the tolls on the Port Mann Bridge.

“Every single day, middle class families see their more of their paycheques eroded by Liberal stealth taxes,” said John Horgan, leader of the B.C. New Democrats. “For small businesses, this toll hike is yet another cost right off the bottom line.”