Vancouver, BC – Former NDP leader Joy MacPhail asked voters to remember how it felt when the BC Liberals betrayed their trust in a video message released today.
In the message, MacPhail asked voters to remember the BC Liberal scandals and the fact-free election campaign they have run.
“When you walk into the ballot box on Tuesday, and you are about to mark your x and decide what the next four years look like, remember how they’ve misled you and remember how it felt when they betrayed your trust.”
VANCOUVER – Beginning at 8 a.m. tomorrow morning, BC NDP leader Adrian Dix will embark on a non-stop, 24-hour Countdown to Change tour, criss-crossing the province as momentum builds for change in the last hours of the campaign.
“All over this great province of ours, in community after community, I’ve met enthusiastic, optimistic British Columbians who are eager to bring the change we need,” said Dix. “In the last 24 hours of the campaign, I’m going to spend every minute I can reinforcing our message of renewal and hope.”
VANCOUVER – As the election campaign hits the homestretch, BC NDP leader Adrian Dix brought his optimistic message of change for the better to a rally attended by more than 1,000 supporters from all over the Lower Mainland.
“We are two short days away from the election and I’m feeling more and more optimistic,” said Dix. “In all the communities I’ve visited in this campaign, people are smiling, positive, optimistic—and looking forward to saying ‘not this time’ to the BC Liberals.
Vancouver – A difficult new question is being asked after Global News exposed a secret plan hatched and executed in the Premier’s office to use tax dollars to fight the Port Moody by-election and prepare for this election.
“Did the Premier, or any members of her Cabinet, know that senior advisors in her office were meeting on government time and taxpayer dime to plan and run the BC Liberal Port Moody by-election campaign, and get other campaigns ready for this provincial election,” asked Port Coquitlam NDP candidate Mike Farnworth.
KAMLOOPS - BC NDP leader Adrian Dix said today that an NDP government can be counted on to redevelop Royal Inland Hospital, calling recent comments by Premier Clark deliberately misleading.
“The BC Liberals’ fact-free approach to this campaign is simply more of the same disrespect for the people of Kamloops,” said Dix. “Over twelve long years, the Liberals have failed to redevelop Royal Inland, and now they are desperately running from their record.
KELOWNA – BC NDP leader Adrian Dix said change for the better means increasing spaces for co-op education to support local businesses, expand skills training opportunities for students and promote job creation.
“A BC NDP government will invest $13 million to expand co-op positions for BC students,” said Dix. “Over two years, this will help provide an estimated 6,500 young people with the skills necessary for the jobs of tomorrow and address the growing skills shortage in our economy. That’s change for the better.”
SIDNEY – At a community park today, NDP leader Adrian Dix said change for the better means a reduction of childcare costs by up to $2,000 per year for each child in licensed infant and toddler daycare.
“More of the same from the BC Liberals means making life less affordable and ignoring the most pressing needs of parents of young children,” said Dix. “More of the same means doing nothing to expand childcare options, while parents struggle to find licensed care.”
Surrey – BC NDP leader Adrian Dix said change for the better in BC schools means improving classroom conditions by providing more teaching resources for students with special needs.
“More of the same from the BC Liberals means overcrowded classrooms and woefully inadequate resources for special needs students,” said Dix. “More of the same means 25 per cent of Grade 4 to 7 classrooms have four or more designated special needs students.
“More of the same leaves teachers with less time for every child in BC classrooms. As a result, every child’s education suffers.”
Cranbrook, BC – In a visit to a Canfor sawmill near Cranbrook, BC NDP leader Adrian Dix said a new report on skills training highlights the failures of the BC Liberals which will leave BC businesses short of the skilled workers they need to prosper.
“The most recent statistics show BC is still going backwards on skills training,” said Dix. “Under the BC Liberals, our apprenticeship system is getting worse, not better.”