VICTORIA – Families will face massive hydro rate hikes after the Christy Clark government secretly added more than $1 billion dollars to BC Hydro’s debt last year.
“Just after the last election, Premier Christy Clark surprised families across B.C. with a staggering 28 per cent hydro rate hike,” said New Democrat Leader John Horgan. “By missing their debt reduction plan by more than $1 billion dollars, BC Hydro and the Christy Clark government could saddle ratepayers with another $500 hike each right after the next election.”
VICTORIA – Premier Christy Clark must demand that Boundary-Similkameen MLA, Linda Larson, apologizes to First Nations people for her insensitive and offensive comments regarding the history of residential schools in British Columbia, says B.C. New Democrat Leader John Horgan.
During a health parliamentary committee hearing late last week, Larson asked: “How long do you think before the legacy of those residential schools finally burns itself out of the First Nations people?”
VANCOUVER – The Christy Clark government is holding a summer sitting of the legislature to do the bare minimum to make bad headlines go away about the housing affordability crisis, while being careful to not anger their top donors.
“Christy Clark and her government still refuse to address the impact of speculation on the market. We have already introduced legislation that would address that issue, and would help put much-needed funds into fixing the housing affordability crisis,” said New Democrat Leader John Horgan.
VANCOUVER – Today brought more evidence that the Christy Clark government has no plans to get serious about addressing the housing crisis in this province, say New Democrats.
“It took the finance minister almost as long to announce his so-called data as it did to collect it in the first place,” said New Democrat Leader John Horgan.
“The Christy Clark government dismissed every serious academic study on the housing crisis facing our province. But today, they announced results from 19 days of self-reporting data and tried to suggest that it is definitive.
VICTORIA – Cowichan Valley MLA Bill Routley joined with Nanaimo-North Cowichan MLA Doug Routley and other elected representatives at South Island Aggregates’ contaminated soil dumping site near Shawnigan Lake to voice continuing concerns about the threat it poses to the local water supply.
“Residents have a right to be concerned about their water after not just one but two recent reports that show that the Christy Clark government is failing to put the public interest first,” said Bill Routley.