Vancouver – Christy Clark has let down forest workers and communities as U.S. softwood lumber penalties loom, and B.C. New Democrat leader John Horgan says forest workers need a government that will defend their jobs and communities.
“Christy Clark and the B.C. Liberals have overseen the loss of 30,000 forest jobs. Forest workers, their families, and their communities have been neglected for too long, and I want them to know I’ll have their back,” Horgan said.
VICTORIA – A leaked memo from Island Health Authority shows that Christy Clark’s underfunding of healthcare is forcing the authority to make cuts and put patients at risk.
Island Health president Brendan Carr sent a memo to senior staff indicating that the health authority is facing a shortfall of as much as $12 million and is planning to reduce services to patients to make up for the underfunding.
We've been clear. Kinder Morgan approval puts big money before British Columbians. Tens of thousands of good jobs depend on our clean waters. A seven-fold increase in tanker traffic on our coast is not what's best for BC workers.
Real leadership is about listening. British Columbians know what's best for BC. We should decide BC's future — that’s democracy.
We know how raw log exports devastated rural BC communities. Pipeline work is short term. We don't want to see more BC workers suffer.
VICTORIA – Former BC Conservation Officer and Canadian Armed Forces veteran Bryce Casavant will seek the BC NDP nomination in Oak Bay-Gordon Head to help defeat Christy Clark in May.
“Christy Clark isn’t working for people,” said BC NDP Leader John Horgan, at an event announcing Casavant’s intention to seek the nomination on Wednesday. “Everyday people are paying more and getting less.”
VICTORIA – Christy Clark’s affordability crisis is forcing more and more people to turn to expensive payday loans, says New Democrat MLA Rob Fleming.
“It’s alarming that Christy Clark’s minister responsible for payday loans bragged Thursday about how great these high-interest loans are in B.C.,” said Fleming. “The Clark government instead should be embarrassed and concerned about how British Columbians are forced to depend on them more than any other province.
VICTORIA – British Columbians’ ability to give to charities has dropped dramatically since Christy Clark became premier five years ago, says Carole James, New Democrat spokesperson for finance.
“Christy Clark let the housing market get out of control. She’s raised the MSP tax, hydro rates and ICBC premiums every year. And she gave a $1 billion tax cut to the richest two per cent of income earners,” said James. “Now people are saying that the main reason they are giving less – or nothing at all – to their favourite charities is because they can’t afford to.”