Horgan demands BC Liberal apology for insensitive residential school comments

July 11, 2016 | News Releases

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?”

Government calls session to do bare minimum and avoid tough decisions on housing affordability crisis

July 11, 2016 | News Releases

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.

Christy Clark government continues to ignore affordable housing crisis

July 7, 2016 | News Releases

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.

MLAs stand with Shawnigan residents concerned about ongoing threats to their water

July 7, 2016 | News Releases

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.

Horgan says BC NDP will raise minimum wage to $15

June 26, 2016 | News Releases

KAMLOOPS – In a room of 450 committed campaigners eager to defeat the Christy Clark government, BC NDP Leader John Horgan said an NDP government would get to a $15 per hour minimum wage in its first term.

“It’s not good enough that people are working full time or more just to keep their heads above water, and it’s not good enough that this generation will actually be worse off than their parents when it comes to affordability and opportunity,” Horgan said.