VANCOUVER – November’s shocking report on deaths from drug overdoses is a stark demonstration of the effect of Christy Clark’s too little, too late approach to the drug overdose crisis that has been rapidly rising in B.C. for the past three years, say New Democrats.
VICTORIA – Instead of taking real action to bring down the cost of homes for young families struggling with record debt levels, the Christy Clark government is encouraging people to take second mortgages for down payments, says B.C. New Democrat housing spokesperson David Eby.
VICTORIA – More than 500,000 B.C. families will see one of the largest ever medical services premium (MSP) tax hikes on January 1, thanks to Christy Clark’s MSP shell game, says B.C. New Democrat Leader John Horgan.
“Medical premiums are an unfair tax on an already struggling middle class,” said Horgan. “Now Christy Clark is sneaking in another 10 per cent increase on half a million families while claiming she is doing the opposite.”
VERNON – B.C. Liberal MLA Eric Foster admits his government refuses to do as much as it can to reduce mental health and addictions issues driving up Vernon’s homeless population despite a $2 billion dollar surplus.
“Eric Foster’s comments to the Vernon City Council show the Christy Clark government refuses to do more, even though they could, to address the factors that are driving homeless populations up across the province,” said New Democrat housing spokesperson David Eby.
VICTORIA – The Christy Clark government is failing to protect an increasingly vulnerable senior population from the effects of the affordability crisis, say the New Democrats.
“Seniors are waiting too long for services and aren’t getting the support they need from the Christy Clark government,” said New Democrat health spokesperson Judy Darcy, responding to the release of a report from B.C.’s seniors advocate Isobel Mackenzie.