VICTORIA – Since Gordon Campbell won’t come back to the legislature this fall, the finance committee should adopt a broader mandate to fill in the accountability gap, the New Democrats said today.
VICTORIA – Finance Minister Colin Hansen’s rosy view of the province’s economic future in the face of the deepening forestry crisis shows the Campbell government is out of touch with the reality facing forest-dependent communities, say the New Democrats.
VICTORIA – Rising unemployment numbers in the manufacturing and forestry sectors shows the Campbell government has abandoned rural British Columbia, New Democrat finance critic Bruce Ralston says.
SURREY – The NDP turned up the heat on the Campbell government today to improve transit safety and protect commuters at SkyTrain stations across the Lower Mainland.
MLAs Adrian Dix, Bruce Ralston, Shane Simpson and Raj Chouhan fanned out to stations in Burnaby, Surrey and Vancouver to speak with concerned commuters and to collect signatures for the NDP’s 10-point plan to make transit safer.
VANCOUVER –The Campbell government continues to ignore the top safety priority for SkyTrain passengers – the need for on-site security attendants at stations – say the New Democrats.
VICTORIA – In their presentation of the Public Accounts today the Campbell government failed to acknowledge the financial crunch most British Columbians are facing as the increased cost of living hits families hard, the New Democrats said today.
VICTORIA – Gordon Campbell’s new labour minister has announced he will not increase the minimum wage even though his government’s policies have made life less affordable for B.C.’s lowest paid workers, says NDP leader Carole James .