North Coast MLA Gary Coons has held onto his position as the opposition critic for Ferries and Ports after NDP leader Carole James announced new assignments last week for many of the opposition MLAs.
Ms James said the opposition will continue to hold the Campbell government to account “on the issues that matter to ordinary families” and praised the team’s work over the past year bringing forward problems with at-risk children, seniors living in care homes and patients waiting in overcrowded emergency rooms.
“Despite a growing economy, many British Columbians are falling further behind,” Ms James said. “BC leads the country with the highest number of children and families living in poverty, patient care in hospitals has declined, interior communities are facing a very uncertain future, and British Columbians are growing frustrated with an increasingly secretive and arrogant Liberal government.”
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