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We are at a pivotal time in our province, one in which people need security for the future -- this was missing from today’s Throne Speech

BC's CONSERVATIVES RESPOND TO TODAY'S THRONE SPEECH:

This afternoon BC’s Lieutenant Governor, the Honorable Janet Austin, gave the government's Throne Speech to members of the Legislative Assembly and to the people of BC.

While short on specifics, it indicated the continuation of actions taken since last spring towards fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic repercussions.

Speaking this afternoon from his home in Fort St, John, Conservative leader Trevor Bolin noted that, despite now having a majority government, one thing is certain, and that is the lacklustre plans they have for British Columbia, and its people.

We are at a pivotal time in our province, one in which people need security for the future, the removal of red tape which will allow industry to provide jobs, a health care system that works, and a plan to re-open business and the economy”, Bolin observed.

None of this was mentioned in today’s Throne Speech, or even hinted at. Instead, the NDP government of Premier John Horgan continued to celebrate an election win which was based on the promise of a $1000 cheque; that as well as the public’s cynicism and mistrust of the BC Liberals.

Where were the words showing government support of the resource sector – forestry, mining, oil and gas, energy?”

The Conservative leader continued, “Please tell me how we stimulate a struggling economy by introducing more people into the workplace through daycare spending?

Premier Horgan, while we recognize that you and your cabinet have just been sworn in, the clock is ticking, and maintaining a healthy business climate should be a top priority for any government regardless of its partisan interests.”

We will be watching, at every turn, until your plans represent all British Columbians”, Bolin concluded.

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