RICHMOND – New Democrat arts and culture critic Spencer Chandra Herbert and social development critic
VICTORIA – Shane Simpson, New Democrat critic for housing and social development, has sent a letter to Premier Gordon Campbell calling on him to remove the Gaming Policy Enforcement Branch from the Ministry of Housing and Social Development and place it in the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General.
VICTORIA – With ongoing chaos at the B.C. Lottery Corporation, the B.C. Liberal government has mislead British Columbians and failed to address systemic problems that are now undermining the public interest, the New Democrats say.
VANCOUVER – With allegations that the government’s PlayNow.com website was hacked, the B.C. Liberals must be frank with the public about what information may have been compromised and how, say New Democrats.
VICTORIA — The B.C. Liberals should stop burying their heads in the sand and commit to a comprehensive child poverty reduction plan in light of new figures that show 87,000 B.C. children live in poverty, the New Democrats say.
VICTORIA – A series of Private Member’s Bills proposed by the New Democrats would protect the rights of renters and tenants by closing gaps in the Residential Tenancy Act and the Manufactured Home Park Tenancy Act.
VICTORIA – As cash-strapped social service agencies across the province are still reeling from cuts to grants and contracts, the B.C. Liberals appear to be dealing another blow and reneging on their commitment to fund social service worker pension plans, say the New Democrats.
VICTORIA – The B.C. Liberals’ chaotic cuts to health, wellness and preventative services for low-income British Columbians will hurt children and families and lead to higher costs for the province in the long run, the New Democrats said today.
VICTORIA – The B.C. Liberals are dipping into funds earmarked for community groups, charities and non-profit to cover up their budget lie, New Democrat social development critic Shane Simpson said today. Simpson was responding to the revelation that gaming grants have been cut by $77 million.
VICTORIA— News that funding for Parent Advisory Councils is being slashed in half just as students return to the classroom is another blow to families already feeling betrayed by the B.C. Liberal government, New Democrats said today.