New Democrats’ poverty reduction act would address BC’s child poverty

November 24, 2015 | News Releases

VICTORIA – With three recent reports showing that British Columbia continues to have persistently high child poverty under the Christy Clark government, New Democrats are pressing for their poverty reduction legislation to finally be passed.

“New Democrats have introduced legislation for a poverty reduction plan four times, yet each time the Liberals have ignored it,” said New Democrat social development spokesperson Michelle Mungall.

Interior to Lower Mainland transmission line not on time, not on budget

November 20, 2015 | News Releases

VICTORIA – The Interior to Lower Mainland transmission line was completed more than a year late and almost $150 million over budget, says New Democrat spokesperson on B.C. Hydro Adrian Dix.

“Christy Clark’s government continues to prove their failure to perform on major hydro projects,” said Dix. “This past spring, the government reluctantly admitted to contracting disputes, poor processes, failed steel and a year-long delay on this project.”

Three years later Missing Women’s Inquiry recommendations are left by the roadside

November 19, 2015 | News Releases

VICTORIA – Three years after the Missing Women’s Inquiry not only has the Christy Clark government refused to implement recommendations, but they have also stopped reporting on their lack of progress, say New Democrats.

“The B.C. government’s approach to the Missing Women’s Inquiry was disrespectful to families from the start,” said B.C. New Democrat women’s spokesperson Maurine Karagianis. “Unfortunately, this has continued with the government refusing to implement the inquiry’s recommendations and urgent call for enhanced public transportation.”

John Horgan’s PowerBC plan will create jobs and save money

November 17, 2015 | News Releases

Burnaby — B.C. New Democrat leader John Horgan today launched PowerBC, a sweeping energy plan that creates jobs in every community in B.C. while protecting families and businesses from runaway Hydro bills.

“Our kids and grandkids deserve real leadership. With our plan we are looking forward and creating clean energy jobs throughout B.C.,” Horgan said.

Christy Clark plays politics with school upgrades in Vancouver

November 16, 2015 | News Releases

VANCOUVER— The refusal to fund school upgrades in Vancouver shows that students are being forced to pay the price for Premier Christy Clark’s political whims, say the New Democrats.

“It’s appalling that students in the Vancouver school district will be stuck with leaking roofs and damp classrooms because the premier is playing politics rather than looking after the needs of aging school buildings in B.C.,” said New Democrat education spokesperson Rob Fleming.