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New Democrat statement on the Day of Mourning

April 28, 2016 | Statements

VICTORIA – John Horgan, leader of the B.C. New Democrats, issued the following statement on the Day of Mourning for B.C. workers who have lost their lives on the job:

“Today we will lower the flag at the B.C. legislature to half-mast. And inside the legislature, MLAs will observe a moment of silence.

BC New Democrats celebrate Earth Day

April 22, 2016 | Statements

VICTORIA – B.C. New Democrat leader John Horgan released the following statement in advance of Earth Day on April 22:

“Earth Day is an opportunity to remind ourselves of our shared duty to protect the air, land, and water of British Columbia. That means committing to a real plan to address climate change. It means taking action to protect habitat for B.C.’s wildlife. And it means standing up to a government that is failing in its duty to protect our clean water.

BC New Democrats take action to include all British Columbians in the economy

April 15, 2016 | News Releases

VICTORIA – At a time when many British Columbians are seeing B.C. Liberal policies benefit only the rich, New Democrats are introducing legislation aimed at tackling poverty and creating economic inclusion in the province.

If passed, the Poverty Reduction and Economic Inclusion Act would mandate government to develop a poverty reduction strategy within one year, and legislate specific targets and timelines to reduce poverty and the impact it has on families.

New Democrats call for regular water testing in BC schools

April 7, 2016 | News Releases

VICTORIA – New Democrat MLA Jennifer Rice introduced a bill today that would prevent more children being exposed to elevated lead levels in their drinking water.

“Parents in this province should have peace of mind when they send their children off to school. They should have confidence that every possible measure is being taken to keep them safe. Right now, Christy Clark and her government are refusing to address the problem of water contamination in schools, and that refusal is putting children at risk,” said Rice.