VANCOUVER – New Democrat Finance Critic Bruce Ralston says the Campbell government is showing real desperation in its political attacks as Liberal cabinet ministers respond to an embarrassing parade of cost overruns and failed financing schemes for important infrastructure projects.
VICTORIA – The Campbell Liberals prefer to pick fights with the children’s representative than take real action to protect vulnerable children, the New Democrats said after Liberal MLA Randy Hawes put on an embarrassing display of partisan bickering at today’s meeting of the finance committee.
VICTORIA – Given the dramatic drop in revenues revealed in today’s updated financial figures, the Campbell government should immediately put a stop to the millions of dollars being spent on self-promotional advertising and pay raises for top executives, New Democrat finance critic Bruce Ralston said today following the release of the government’s updated financial figures.
VANCOUVER - The mudslinging and scare tactics coming out of the Liberal Convention on Halloween weekend were a terrible disappointment for British Columbians looking for leadership on key issues such as the economic meltdown, the crisis in the forest industry, and rising costs of daily living, says NDP House Leader Mike Farnworth.
VANCOUVER – The New Democrats have succeeded in convincing their B.C. Liberal colleagues to call Finance Minister Colin Hansen before the Finance Committee to explain his wild contradictions about revenue projections.
Campbell Government Needs to Get Story Straight on Impact of Downturn for Government Revenues, says NDP
VICTORIA – The Campbell government should come clean on what they really believe the results of the economic downturn will be for government revenues, the New Democrats said today.
VICTORIA – Gordon Campbell and Finance Minister Colin Hansen must pull their heads out of the sand and stop dismissing the impact of the growing economic meltdown on working families, the New Democrats said today.
Numbers released today by Statistics Canada show that B.C. lost 8,000 full time jobs last month, more than any other province, with the unemployment numbers increasing by 7.2 per cent between August and September.
PENTICTON – Backlash to Gordon Campbell’s gas tax continues to be a strong theme as the all-party Select Standing Committee on Finance tours the province, the New Democrats said today.
Surrey - The Select Standing Committee on Finance hearings are proof what NDP has been saying all along: axe the tax.
At a hearing Monday, Vancouver's Board of Trade called on the B.C. government to freeze the unpopular carbon tax.
The comments clearly suggested that the tax was over burdening BC families and should be immediately frozen.