Silver lining in brazen, desperate throne speech is that Clark game over countdown begins, says BCFED

June 22, 2017 | News Release

Vancouver-Today’s throne speech, loaded with promises that the BC Liberals had rejected just weeks ago, defies belief and is a brazen, desperate effort to cling to power by Christy Clark, says the BC Federation of Labour.

“I think the vast majority of British Columbians will see it for what it is—part of Christy Clark’s game to hold onto power,” says BCFED President Irene Lanzinger. “Thankfully, there’s one silver lining in the speech—the Christy Clark game over countdown can now begin,” she says.

“British Columbians voted for change in the May election, for making life more affordable, for better public services and for good-paying jobs and an economy that works for everyone.

“After 16 years of governing for people at the top, it’s time for Clark and the BC Liberals to stop the game playing and give the NDP an opportunity to deliver the change voters want.”

Lanzinger says Clark’s crass efforts diminish our democracy because they will breed even more cynicism among voters about politicians.