In the wake of the B.C. Liberals’ platform announcement on Monday, John Horgan and the B.C. NDP are staying tight-lipped on what voters can expect from them if they’re elected in May.
$10-a-day childcare, no more tolls on two major bridges and a freeze on B.C. Hydro rates are the core tenets of the party’s platform thus far, with Horgan promising to announce more details later in the week.
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However, Horgan did give a few details on their plans.
“With respect to the B.C. Liberal tax break, the billion dollar tax break that they gave to the top two per cent of wage earners, we’re going to roll that back.”
At the B.C. Liberal party’s platform announcement, leader Christy Clark said Horgan’s plans would hurt B.C.’s credit rating, a claim that Horgan says she is fabricating.
“What I’ve noticed about Christy Clark is when she gets backed into a corner she just makes stuff up, she’ll say just about anything the get through the news cycle.”
He says the claim is a desperate attempt to cut down the NDP.
“I reject most of the things that she says, and now that we’re in the final stages of her government, 28 days to go, she can’t rely on her legion of public servants to put ads out on her behalf. She’s on her own, and she should speak the truth.”
As to how an NDP government would pay for their promises? Horgan said that will also become clear later in the week.