Andrew Wilkinson’s BC Liberals spend spring legislative session looking out for themselves and the top 2%
Victoria – While John Horgan and the New Democrats were working hard to make life better for people across B.C., Andrew Wilkinson and the B.C. Liberals showed they’re still putting themselves and the top two per cent first, and they still want everyone else to pay the price.
“I’m proud to be part of a New Democrat team that’s working day and night to solve the problems left behind by the old B.C. Liberal government,” said Ravi Kahlon, New Democrat MLA for Delta North. “The B.C. Liberals let the affordability crisis spiral out of control while neglecting important services like education and health care.
“The B.C. Liberals could have made a different choice when they picked their new leader. But they instead chose Andrew Wilkinson, a key player in the last 16 years of their government. Siding with people who own $3 million homes, Wilkinson has proven that he and his team are still in it for themselves and the people at the top.”
Kahlon said instead of putting forward proposals to fix the housing affordability crisis, the B.C. Liberals said they would shut down the new government’s solutions within the first 100 days.
“While our government made record investments in child care, including a reduction in fees for parents, the B.C. Liberals fought against it every step of the way,” said North Vancouver-Lonsdale MLA Bowinn Ma.
“The B.C. Liberal government doubled MSP premiums, and they made it clear this session they think British Columbians should continue to pay unfair MSP premiums that cost families up to $1,800 a year,” said Ma. “I’m proud that our government has cut those premiums in half and will get rid of them completely by 2020.”