December 14, 2011
Questions of Loyalty To Her Majesty
Chilliwack MLA John Les says
NDP deeply rooted in Quebec
Stephen Harris, BC Liberal Caucus
the House of Commons passed Bill C20, giving BC six additional seats –
addressing historical over-representation by Quebec and
under-representation by British Columbia in Ottawa.
The NDP voted against the bill, because it didn't maintain the
democratic advantage the Quebec currently enjoys.
After spending a weekend celebrating their close ties to the NDP –
including holding a leadership debate and a featured address by the
current leader of the NDP - Adrian Dix and the BC branch of the party
should explain to British Columbians why his party is staunchly against
enhancing British Columbia's role in confederation.
"The BC NDP are one-and-the-same as their federal counterparts and that
means that the interests of British Columbians come second to Quebec,"
said Chilliwack MLA John Les. "It's not enough to say BC needs more
seats, we need our fair share of seats. Today's vote demonstrates the
NDP are now a Quebec-based party and Adrian Dix and the BC NDP are
muzzled when it comes to advocating for BC."
The BC Liberal Government is a free-enterprise coalition and supported
Bill C20 to give British Columbians a fairer level of federal
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