Surrey school funding flop shows Premier Christy Clark not listening to parents

May 20, 2016 | News Releases

VANCOUVER – The B.C. Liberal government’s weak response to school overcrowding in Surrey shows that Premier Christy Clark isn’t listening to the needs of parents and students when it comes to funding public education in B.C., said New Democrat Leader John Horgan on Friday.

“As usual, Christy Clark is not listening to the needs of ordinary people. It looks like her plan is to continue starving public education for funding in Surrey and in communities all over B.C. We can do better for our kids and parents,” Horgan said.

Horgan says broken Kinder Morgan pipeline approval process not good enough for people of BC

May 19, 2016 | News Releases

VICTORIA — The rubber-stamp approval by the federal National Energy Board fails to meet the concerns of British Columbians about the proposed Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline project, New Democrat leader John Horgan said today.

Horgan said the NEB report does not address the four key concerns he set out in opposing the proposed pipeline expansion project.

Criminal breach of trust charges show that Christy Clark’s priority is Christy Clark, not BC families

May 17, 2016 | News Releases

VICTORIA – Criminal breach of trust charges laid against a top Christy Clark operative show that Premier Christy Clark and her staff have spent the past three years covering their tracks on the so-called Quick Wins Scandal, says New Democrat leader John Horgan.

“The criminal breach of trust charges show that it takes a police investigation to learn the truth about what Christy Clark’s people will do to win and hold power,” said Horgan.

New Democrats seek provincial honour for military service

May 5, 2016 | News Releases

VICTORIA – Maurine Karagianis, New Democrat MLA for Esquimalt-Royal Roads, re-introduced a bill today that would create a provincial honour for British Columbians who have served in our country’s military.

“This bill would create the Military Service Pin that would recognize British Columbian men and women who have served in wartime, dangerous peacekeeping missions and vital domestic operations abroad and here in our own nation or province,” said Karagianis.

New Democrat statement on the Day of Mourning

April 28, 2016 | Statements

VICTORIA – John Horgan, leader of the B.C. New Democrats, issued the following statement on the Day of Mourning for B.C. workers who have lost their lives on the job:

“Today we will lower the flag at the B.C. legislature to half-mast. And inside the legislature, MLAs will observe a moment of silence.

BC New Democrats celebrate Earth Day

April 22, 2016 | Statements

VICTORIA – B.C. New Democrat leader John Horgan released the following statement in advance of Earth Day on April 22:

“Earth Day is an opportunity to remind ourselves of our shared duty to protect the air, land, and water of British Columbia. That means committing to a real plan to address climate change. It means taking action to protect habitat for B.C.’s wildlife. And it means standing up to a government that is failing in its duty to protect our clean water.