Monday, April 28, 2014
What about BCAS and Smart Meters?
John Horgan answers a couple of questions
Staff/Voice file photo John Horgan
wo weeks ago, on April 15, NDP Leadership Candidate John Horgan, swung through Chilliwack for lunch with supporters.
Based on the number of prepared questions, it would have been easy to do a one-on-one with Horgan. But time was short and the Voice had an opportunity to ask only two questions.
Later, the Voice was told that we could ask two more questions. Those were sent. Horgan's people finally got back to us with his answers. For that, we are grateful and thank him for taking time out of his busy schedule to do that.
Horgan: I was very critical of the costly implementation of a program without proper oversight by the BCUC. BC Liberal manipulation of BC Hydro and electricity supply has caused painful increases in Hydro rates. A New Democrat government would restore proper oversight by the BCUC.
Horgan: The BC Liberals have created major challenges throughout our health and seniors care systems. Improving health care for BC families has always been a priority for New Democrats, and it will be even more of a priority under my leadership.
That includes the BCAS, which has been run roughshod over by the BC Liberals. I have met regularly with BCAS representatives. The British Columbians served by the BCAS can count on a New Democrat government under my leadership that will prioritize this critical community service.
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