VICTORIA – After a long delay and relentless public pressure, the B.C. Liberals have finally announced that they’ve posted the job for the much-needed seniors advocate.
The job posting couldn't have come soon enough, as seniors in our province need an advocate more than ever. The B.C. Liberals' uncaring cuts and fee increases are making life harder for B.C. seniors.
Here are just a few of the recent failures of the B.C. Liberals on caring for seniors:
Cuts to discounts on B.C. Ferries
VICTORIA – Premier Christy Clark claimed that “it’s all good” in forestry and that the industry is growing the day after two northern communities learned that two major mill closures would result in major job losses.
Houston, with a population of just over 3,300, will lose 225 direct jobs – not counting the spin-off jobs – with the closure of the West Fraser mill next year. In Quesnel, more than 200 jobs will be lost as Canfor permanently closes its mill.
VICTORIA - Two senior B.C. Liberal ministers can't get their stories straight on whether taking $545 million from B.C. Hydro would affect the government's budget.
After the shocking revelation that B.C. Hydro rates could spike by 26 per cent over the next two years, leaked documents from the Crown Corporation suggested one solution would be for the province to forego the more than half-billion dollars it hands over to the province.
The finance minister and the energy minister are at odds about what that would mean to the bottom line:
While the premier continues to suggest that controversial parts of the Liberal government’s secret ethnic outreach plan were never acted upon, new testimony by Sepideh Sarrafpour, who worked in ethnic outreach for the government, directly contradicts the premier's claims.
Premier Clark claimed plans to silence a government employee who had information that would damage the premier and the Liberal Party were never acted upon.
Yesterday Premier Clark showed she was out of touch with the reality facing most British Columbians when she defended a more than $30,000 a year increase for Liberal insider Michele Cadario by saying "there'll be one exception -- well, not really an exception -- one person who is combining...and that's my deputy chief of staff who is combining two positions and taking on new responsibilities who will be making more than her predecessor."
Fact: The latest figures from Statistics Canada show that half of British Columbian workers make less than $28,190 a year.
10. The Worst Private Sector Job Performance in Canada: BC deserves better than the BC Liberals’ failed jobs plan, which has bled BC of 45,600 private sector jobs. The NDP plan invests in skills training to grow the economy and create jobs, and takes concrete steps to support LNG, mining, high-tech, forestry, film, agriculture and small business.
Today, the “Fact-Free BC” Liberal campaign rolls through Abbotsford and Surrey.
In the last election, the BC Liberals told voters in Abbotsford and Surrey they wouldn’t bring in the HST. After the election, they brought in the HST.
So how did voters in Abbotsford and Surrey respond?
Let’s review how they voted in the referendum on the BC Liberals’ signature accomplishment since the last election – the HST.
British Columbians are paying the price for the Premier's failed jobs plan.
Statistics Canada reported yesterday that BC lost 10,800 more private sector jobs last month, bringing total private sector job losses since the Premier first introduced her failed jobs plan to 45,600.
Despite a $17 million ad campaign touting the Premier's jobs plan, the plan has delivered the worst performance on private sector jobs in Canada.
Today, the BC NDP launched the lost-jobs-o-meter, tallying the failed record of the BC Liberals on jobs.
Today, the “Fact-Free BC” Liberal campaign rolls through Vancouver, Coquitlam and Port Moody.
In the last election, the BC Liberals told Metro Vancouver voters they wouldn’t bring in the HST. After the election, they brought in the HST.
So how did voters in the Metro Vancouver respond? Let’s review how many voters in Metro Vancouver rejected the HST.