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
VICTORIA— BC's energy minister is bragging aboutmuzzling the province’s independent energy watchdog while families pick up the tab for the BC Liberal government’s private power deals, say Official Opposition New Democrats.
“The main reason to have an independent BC Utilities Commission is to protect ordinary families from rate shock,” said Opposition energy critic John Horgan.
VICTORIA- Ending lavish raises for BC Ferries executives, appointing an independent seniors advocate, and getting answers on double-digit hydro rate hikes could have been addressed today if the legislature reconvened as scheduled, say BC's Official Opposition.
“According to the official parliamentary calendar, members of the legislature should be here today, debating and working on issues critical to the public interest.
VICTORIA – After years of chaos and mismanagement of their smart meter program, the BC Liberal government is finally seeking the advice of the BC Utilities Commission - but only if they do as they're told - say the BC Official Opposition.
“The BC Liberal government barred the BC Utilities Commission from reviewing this billion-dollar boondoggle when it really mattered. Now that they need sign-off on Hydro’s opt-out fees, they seem to think BC’s independent power regulator is there to rubber-stamp their policies. It’s insulting,” said Opposition energy critic John Horgan.
In addition to the press release sent out earlier today, here’s a video with John Horgan rather succinctly explaining how BC Liberal government mismanagement is leading towards huge rate hikes at BC Hydro. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsxsGpBJOPo
VICTORIA — Leaked documents have revealed that the BC Liberal government knew massive rate increases were in store at BC Hydro, but hid that information until after the election, say the Official Opposition. The documents show British Columbians can expect to see a shocking 26 per cent hike in their Hydro bill by 2016, a hike that will add $273 per year to the average residential customer’s bill.
“This is politics at its worst,” said Opposition energy critic John Horgan.