NDP reinvigorated, says MLA

  • Apr. 20, 2011 1:00 p.m.

Submitted by Gary Coons–The BCNDP leadership race has truly reinvigorated the party, united the caucus and separated us from the repressive policies of the BC Liberals. Policies that hurt families, attacked students and seniors and devastated our forest industry. Adrian Dix (elected leader last weekend) is a strong, progressive and decisive leader who understands the challenges of working families and how government must work for the people not for their friends and big donors. He has earned the respect of our caucus and together we are prepared to take on Premier Clark and the BC Liberal HST deception, the years of archaic illegal legislation that attacked the rights of teachers, of HEU workers and ferry employees and the outrageous tax subsidies given to banks and corporations. The BC Liberal’s corporate tax cuts have led to serious, long-term implications in every aspect of our life. Higher MSP costs, higher tuition fees, outrageous ferry fares, cuts to health care, education and services to families resulted from the corporate giveaway. We need to re-vitalise tax policies and stop the continuous downloading onto municipalities and communities. We need a progressive government that protects the environment and ensures sustainable resource development, not one that shows contempt for First Nations and those concerned about the environment.Adrian Dix is someone who is up to the task of transforming BC into a province that respects and cares for everyone, not just the chosen few.

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