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Nelson-Creston MLA Responds to 'Last Gasp' Speech From the Throne

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
June 23rd, 2017

Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall was less than impressed with Thursday’s Liberal Throne Speech in the BC Legistlature, saying BC Premier Christy Clark flip-flopped on her own values.

Mungall, who was elected to her third term as MLA representing Nelson-Creston riding, said the speech was filled with promises for new childcare spaces, raising social assistance rates and public transit, proposals the Clark government completely ignored during the last four terms of government.

“Listening to the BC Liberal Throne Speech, I heard a lot of ideas my New Democrat colleagues and I have been working on for years. In that time the BC Liberals literally laughed at our proposals and now they want British Columbians to believe they are sincere,” Mungall said in a media release Friday.

“Not for one second do I believe Christy Clark is actually interested in getting any of this done.”

Mungall said Clark and the BC Liberals have had 16 years to listen to the people of British Columbia and this is too little, too late.

“We have the highest rates of child poverty, we’ve been described as the ‘wild west’ when it comes to political donations, and people have been struggling to keep up with exploding utility, insurance and MSP rates. This is the mess the BC Liberals created,” she said.

“The sad fact is, she created this mess and could not come up with any of her own idea to fix it,” Mungall added. “The good news is, the BC NDP and Green Parties are ready to get to work to build a better BC, and we can’t wait to get started.”

Earlier Thursday, a former Liberal cabinet minister Steve Thomson was acclaimed Speaker.

The former minister of forests, lands and natural resource operations represents Kelowna Mission.



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