During an NDP rally held in Vancouver Sunday afternoon, NDP leader John Horgan talked about the future of the province.
During his speech, he accused Premier Christy Clark of being ‘asleep at the switch’ on the fentanyl crisis.
Earlier this week, the premier indicated fentanyl-laced marijuana was seized by the Vancouver Police Department, but the VPD denied a seizure has ever been made.
Speaking at an NDP rally in downtown Vancouver, Horgan says the slip-up wasn’t surprising.
“She makes up stuff all the time so that she made up stuff about a bag of grass doesn’t surprise me at all. But it doesn’t help get to the root of the problem. That’s addressing addictions and that’s making sure that we’re trying to get fentanyl off our streets and our first order of business is to stop allowing its production.”
Health minister Terry Lake clarified the Premier’s comments regarding the seizures, saying her remarks were meant as a general warning.
The opposition leader also called for the federal government to reject the Kinder Morgan expansion project.
He says he will stand up to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau if he gives the controversial Kinder Morgan expansion project the green light.
He says Trudeau should stay true to his own words spoken during the election campaign.
“We will stand up to the government of Justin Trudeau if he doesn’t do the right thing and respect as he said in the election campaign that social license is given by communities, not by governments far away. The community here has said no.”
This weekend, thousands of people took to the streets to protest the $6.8 billion project.