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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.

RCY Report shows Christy Clark is still failing children

February 6, 2017 | News Releases

VICTORIA— The latest report from B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth is a stunning condemnation of Christy Clark’s failure to protect our most vulnerable children, says B.C. New Democrat Leader John Horgan.

The report examined the tragic life and death of Alex Gervais – a foster child who took his life after having been left alone in an Abbotsford hotel by contractors.

“Christy Clark and her minister missed an opportunity to create a safe and caring home for Alex,” said Horgan. “Alex needed their help and Alex begged for their help.