VICTORIA – The independent BC Utility Commission is being forced to implement the BC Liberal government's hydro rate increases - making life less affordable for British Columbians, say the Official Opposition.
“Once again, the BC Liberal government is stripping independent government agencies of their ability to do their job of looking out for the best interests of ratepayers,” said Opposition energy critic John Horgan.
VANCOUVER – The Site C dam review panel's decision to include vital independent voices in their environmental review is a victory of common sense over BC Liberal government interference, say the Official Opposition New Democrats.
“BC Liberal government interference with the Site C project is only increasing the chance that costly mistakes will be made,” said Opposition energy critic John Horgan. “With British Columbians already struggling to pay skyrocketing electricity bills, they can’t afford any more costly BC Liberal government hydro boondoggles.”
VICTORIA — BC's Official Opposition are challenging the BC Liberal government to restore independent oversight and to push for expanded public hearings into the proposed Site C dam.
In a letter sent to Energy Minister Bill Bennett this morning, Opposition energy critic John Horgan and environment critic Spencer Chandra Herbert asked that the government reinstate the independent oversight roles of the BC Utilities Commission and the Agricultural Land Commission, and to take steps to expand public hearings so that they are accessible to the majority of
VICTORIA — Already struggling with hospital overcrowding, inadequate staffing levels and unacceptable emergency department wait times, B.C.’s health authorities will be hurt further by the BC Liberal government’s reckless B.C. Hydro rate hikes, say Official Opposition New Democrats.
“The cost over two years to just the Interior Health Authority is expected to be more than $650,000,” said Opposition health critic Judy Darcy, who is in Kelowna today meeting with representatives from the Interior Health Authority, patient groups and stakeholders.
VANCOUVER — BC’s Official Opposition will introduce a motion in the legislature to support the abolition of the Senate, and are calling on the government to support it.
“The recent Senate scandals serve to underline that the Senate needs to be abolished,” said Opposition New Democrat leader Adrian Dix. “BC is under-represented, with one senator for every 764,000 British Columbians, while other jurisdictions get a senator for less than 37,000 people.”
“The premier needs to end her habit of repeatedly changing positions on the Senate based on her
VICTORIA –A devastating hydro rate hike announced today is the result of more than a decade of BC Liberal government mismanagement of our utility, say Opposition New Democrats.
“The BC Liberal government’s 15.6-per-cent hydro rate hike over the next two years means the average customer will pay $166 more per year,” said Opposition energy critic John Horgan. “British Columbians who heat their homes with electricity will face a much larger hike to their bill.”
“For some families in the North, it may mean the choice between being warm in the winter or a