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Don’t believe Christy Clark’s MSP double speak

February 27, 2017 | News Releases

VICTORIA— Christy Clark and the B.C. Liberals doubled Medical Services Plan premiums, and now that an election is near, they are trying to trick British Columbians into forgetting their record, says B.C. New Democrat Leader John Horgan.

“Christy Clark and the B.C. Liberals doubled MSP premiums and six weeks before the election campaign, they want people to forget their record,” said Horgan.

“If Christy Clark wanted lower taxes for ordinary people she wouldn’t have doubled the MSP, and jacked up hydro rates and ICBC premiums.”

Christy Clark’s “Forget Everything” budget can't erase years of neglect, says Horgan

February 21, 2017 | News Releases

VICTORIA—Christy Clark’s “Forget Everything” pre-election budget is cold comfort to people after a decade and a half of B.C. Liberal neglect, says B.C. New Democrat Leader John Horgan.

“Christy Clark made life worse for ordinary families. And now that an election is coming she wants people to forget everything,” said Horgan. “The B.C. Liberals are using their cash surplus to make you forget there’s a deficit in the services people care about.

John Horgan introduces bill to ban big money in B.C. politics

February 16, 2017 | News Releases

VICTORIA – For the sixth time, New Democrat Leader John Horgan is bringing forward legislation that would ban big money from B.C. politics and put government back in the hands of ordinary people.

“This is about making government work for people again, instead of the corporations and rich few who can afford to buy power,” said John Horgan. “Government should be owned by the people of B.C. — not bought and paid for by corporations and rich donors.”

Throne speech fails every day families: Horgan

February 14, 2017 | News Releases

VICTORIA— The problems that British Columbians have with Christy Clark’s government weren’t solved by her latest throne speech says New Democrat Leader John Horgan.

“For too long Christy Clark has been working for the wealthy and the well-connected while leaving ordinary British Columbians behind,” said Horgan.

“Now on the eve of an election, she is doing anything she can to distract from the fact that she has created a B.C. where people can’t afford to live and build a future.

Human Rights Commission needed now for British Columbians, says Horgan

February 9, 2017 | News Releases

VANCOUVER—With hate speech incidents rising in B.C. on the heels of Donald Trump’s executive order against Muslim travellers, it is time to re-establish the B.C. Human Rights Commission, says New Democrat Leader John Horgan.

“B.C. is currently the only province in Canada without a Human Rights Commission – because it was scrapped by the B.C. Liberal government in 2002 when Christy Clark was a cabinet minister,” said Horgan. “That’s wrong.

Horgan greenlights RIH project, says Christy Clark can’t be trusted on last-minute election promises

February 6, 2017 | News Releases

KAMLOOPS — After 16 years of ignoring health care services in Kamloops, Christy Clark can’t be trusted when she promises to change just before an election, says B.C. New Democrat Leader John Horgan.

Horgan said a New Democrat government will build the new patient care tower at Royal Inland Hospital, and blasted the Christy Clark government for ignoring the health care needs of people in Kamloops until it threatened to become an election issue.