VICTORIA – Despite Premier Christy Clark’s assurances that ‘good progress’ is being made helping British Columbians with substance abuse issues, New Democrats have revealed that treatment spaces for youth fell by 25 per cent in the last two years, said New Democrat Leader John Horgan.
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.
VICTORIA – Fentanyl overdoses are projected to claim a record number of lives in British Columbia this year, but the BC Liberal government has failed to provide adequate, accessible pathways to treatment for people and families desperately seeking mental health and addiction services, said New Democrat leader John Horgan.
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.
BURNABY – A New Democrat government would end a B.C. Liberal policy that has stopped post-secondary institutions from building student housing, and made the search for housing increasingly desperate for B.C. students and non-students alike, says B.C. New Democrat leader John Horgan.