VANCOUVER— The Campbell government is sadly out of touch if they believe the arts community is ‘unconcerned’ about plans to cut investment in the arts by 40 to 50 per cent over the next three years says New Democrat arts and culture critic Spencer Herbert .
VICTORIA – Coming on the heels of yesterday’s budget bombshell, today’s news that B.C. shed more than 91,000 full time jobs over the last year and that the unemployment rate is now more than eight per cent is yet more proof that Gordon Campbell deliberately misled British Columbians about the state of the province’s economy, the New Democrats said today.
NELSON— Save Our Rivers spokesperson and former Socred Environment Minister Rafe Mair will be in Nelson on July 15 for a meeting sponsored by New Democrat MLA Michelle Mungall on the controversial Glacier-Howser private power project located north of Kaslo.
VICTORIA – Today’s admission by B.C.’s finance minister that it’s not “near possible” to contain the provincial deficit to $495 million shows that Gordon Campbell wasn’t telling the truth during the provincial election, say the New Democrats.
“This admission puts the lie to the premier’s fundamental election promise that he would contain the deficit and protect vital social programs from deep cuts,” said New Democrat finance critic Bruce Ralston .
VANCOUVER – The Campbell government’s decision to reduce eligibility for a transitional assistance program aimed at helping aging forest workers retire or leave the industry is unfair and senseless, says New Democrat forestry critic Norm Macdonald .
Ministry plans for massive layoffs a signal of defeat
Ministry Planning to Cut Back-to-Work Programs, say New Democrats
VANCOUVER – The Campbell government’s budget for income assistance could fall more than $100 million short as the number of recipients is predicted to reach 147,000 next year, yet more proof that the premier’s pre-election budget was false, a document obtained by the New Democrats shows.
VANCOUVER – There is ample evidence, from official budget documents to the usual budget process health authorities follow, to prove that the Campbell government knew the Interior Health Authority faced a funding shortfall well before the election campaign, says New Democrat health critic Adrian Dix .
Government must hold on to rail rights as Valley completes transit study
SURREY - The Campbell government must retain rail rights that hold potential for development of transit alternative in the Fraser Valley, New Democrats said today.
NDP calls on B.C. Liberals to be upfront about post-election health care plans
VANCOUVER – Just weeks after Premier Gordon Campbell made his election promise to protect and enhance health care, his health minister has confirmed the Mission hospital is being seriously downgraded, says New Democrat leader Carole James .