I am writing to express solidarity with you and your community in these difficult times.
Just a few short hours ago we were gathered together to celebrate the successes of British Columbia's Muslim community. And there is much to celebrate. We are all richer for the contributions that Muslim people have made to our province, our country, and our communities.
Tragically, that celebration coincided with news of the massacre in Quebec City. We could not help thinking of those murdered in their place of worship while they knelt in peaceful prayer.
VANCOUVER – New Democrat Leader John Horgan announced changes to his shadow cabinet ahead of the coming legislative session, highlighting a strong team that will be working for all British Columbians, not just the handful of wealthy donors who had been paying her second salary.
“British Columbians are tired of Christy Clark ignoring their concerns while she puts her wealthy donors at the front of the line,” said Horgan. “My team is ready to build a better B.C. that puts people first.”
SURREY— Surrey-Panorama NDP candidate and former educator Jinny Sims says that after 16 years of overcrowded classrooms and declining learning conditions, the BC Liberals can’t be trusted when they promise to change just before an election.
“For the better part of two decades, Christy Clark has increased class sizes and ignored Surrey’s rapidly growing population,” says Sims. “And now just before an election, she promises to change. How can Surrey parents possibly believe her now?”
VANCOUVER— B.C. raw log exports hit the second-highest monthly level in recorded history in November, with nearly three-quarters of a million cubic metres being shipped elsewhere for manufacturing, said B.C. New Democrat leader John Horgan today, blasting the Christy Clark government for failing to defend jobs for B.C. forest workers and their communities.
VICTORIA – In the wake of embarrassing international media attention and renewed calls from across the province, John Horgan is challenging Christy Clark to finally end B.C.’s disgraceful system of unlimited political donations.
“I’m extremely proud to be a British Columbian, but I’m embarrassed by our premier,” Horgan said. “A tiny number of millionaires have our premier in their pocket, and it has to end.”
Vancouver – Christy Clark has let down forest workers and communities as U.S. softwood lumber penalties loom, and B.C. New Democrat leader John Horgan says forest workers need a government that will defend their jobs and communities.
“Christy Clark and the B.C. Liberals have overseen the loss of 30,000 forest jobs. Forest workers, their families, and their communities have been neglected for too long, and I want them to know I’ll have their back,” Horgan said.