VICTORIA — In meetings that will wrap up Wednesday evening, people in the coastal communities affected by the Liberal government’s ferry service cuts have exposed these cuts as reckless and short-sighted, say New Democrats.
“Unlike Transportation Minister Todd Stone, I attended many of these events, as did my fellow MLAs,” said New Democrat ferries critic Claire Trevena.
While some of the long-term effects of these cuts are not yet apparent, at consultations up and down the coast, residents of ferry-dependent communities have told the government what their communities stand to lose today if these cuts go ahead. Here are just a few examples:
VICTORIA — New Democrat leader Adrian Dix and women’s issues critic Maurine Karagianis issued the following statement in recognition of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women:
Today, we are joining thousands of other Canadians in remembering 14 young women who were killed at Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal 24 years ago today.
Vancouver – New Democrat leader Adrian Dix issued the following statement on the passing of Nelson Mandela, human rights leader and former President of the Republic of South Africa:
Nelson Mandela lived an extraordinary life that was at the heart of humankind's progress towards social justice, human rights and equality. He was and remains an inspiration to everyone who struggles for freedom and the equality of all people.
Since Christy Clark ran for leader of the B.C Liberals, she has adopted multiple positions on the Senate. Sometimes she has changed position because her earlier position was factually wrong, such as her claim that B.C. could be given 10 extra senators without a constitutional amendment. At other times, she has changed her position as the political winds have changed or to suit her own narrow political interests.