POSITION: Constituency Assistant
LOCATION: Gary Holman, MLA Office Address TBC
HOURS OF WORK: 28 hours per week (may be increased pending budget review)
CLOSING: Applications will be accepted until 4:30pm ThursdayJune 20, 2013
Applications must include a resume and two references with contact information.
VICTORIA – The B.C. Liberal government has left the door open to supporting the Enbridge pipeline in the future, and has failed to take the action needed to gain provincial control of the review process, say the New Democrats.
Final oral submissions to the Joint Review Panel on the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline project began in Terrace Monday, but because of the agreement the Liberal government signed in 2010, the real decision will be not be made in this province, but in Ottawa.
KELOWNA–It’s time for Christy Clark to take control of pipeline decisions by withdrawing from the agreement that gives Ottawa control pipeline decisions, say BC’s New Democrats.
“The BC Liberals gave up BC’s say over the environmental assessments of oil pipelines by handing it over to Ottawa,” says Carole Gordon, the BC NDP candidate in Westside-Kelowna. “Premier Clark has an opportunity to protect our province’s interests by withdrawing from the Ottawa-run review process and committing to made-in-BC assessments of major pipeline projects.”
VANCOUVER – Adrian Dix, leader of the B.C. New Democrats, announced the Official Opposition shadow cabinet, saying his team will hold Premier Clark and the B.C. Liberals to account for their promises and record.
Related: Meet the New Democrat shadow cabinet
“Premier Clark’s government was elected on the claims of a balanced budget, reduced debt, increased core services and increased jobs," said Dix. “British Columbians expect the Liberals to live up to the commitments they made, and our caucus will do just that.
Vancouver – New Democrat leader Adrian Dix challenged Premier Clark to reverse hefty pay raises for political staff and ensure they have to abide by the same mandate her government is imposing on public sector wages as a whole.
“It is simply wrong for the Liberal government to award large pay increases to political insiders at the same time they are continuing to demand restraint in all other public sector bargaining and imposing wheelchair fees on vulnerable seniors,” said Dix. “This is another blatant case where the Premier breaks rules that apply to everyone else.
Victoria–Following today's swearing in of New Democratic caucus, leader Adrian Dix issued the following statement:
"I am proud of our caucus that combines the experience of returning members and seven new MLAs, all of whom will be excellent representatives for their constituents and will hold the Liberal government to account.
"British Columbians, and especially those who voted for New Democrats, expect us to provide a strong, principled opposition and that’s exactly what we will do.
VICTORIA – The first act of Premier Christy Clark and the B.C. Liberals upon re-election was to approve big taxpayer-funded raises for key political staff, say the New Democrats.
“Premier Clark has claimed that her priority is controlling spending. But already she is signing off on self-congratulatory raises for her political operatives,” said New Democrat house leader John Horgan. “Combined with the appointment of a larger cabinet and 14 parliamentary secretaries, it's clear this government’s message of fiscal restraint and spending control is a farce.”
VANCOUVER – BC NDP leader Adrian Dix issued the following statement on today's announcement that the Premier will run in a by-election in Westside-Kelowna:
"We are looking forward to running a strong campaign with an Okanagan candidate against the Premier in Westside-Kelowna.
The BC NDP will run a candidate with local roots who can offer the people of Kelowna and West Kelowna a strong, local voice in the legislature.
VICTORIA – B.C. New Democrat leader Adrian Dix issued the following statement on today's announcement by the Liberal government that it does not support the Northern Gateway Pipeline project:
“While the decision by the Liberal government not to support the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline project is welcome news, it is a case of too little, too late.
“The B.C. Liberals signed away decision-making authority to Ottawa in 2010 and that has not changed.