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Cruel benefit clawback policies to end following pressure from families, New Democrats

September 27, 2016 | News Releases

VICTORIA – After months of pressure the Christy Clark government has finally agreed to end benefit clawback policies that drove families deeper into poverty, says B.C. New Democrat social development spokesperson Michelle Mungall.

“John Horgan and the B.C. New Democrats demanded that the government do the right thing for families by putting an end their cruel policy of taking away parental leave and other Employment Insurance benefits from disabled British Columbians,” said Mungall.

BC NDP appoints Raj Sihota to top party job

September 22, 2016 | News Releases

Raj Sihota is now the first woman of South Asian descent to hold the top staff position at a major political party in BC. Appointed in August, Sihota is Provincial Director of the BC NDP as the party prepares for the May 2017 election.



Born and raised in Kamloops to a forest industry family, Sihota got involved in politics as a student at the University of British Columbia. She has played key roles in many elections including the recent by-election wins in Coquitlam and Vancouver where MLAs Melanie Mark and Jodie Wickens were elected.