B.C. Liberal leader Christy Clark says she’s committed to scrapping the Medical Services Plan premiums, following Mike de Jong’s reluctance on Wednesday to say the same.
“We are committing to eliminating them. What Mike de Jong said yesterday, is that the time frame is going to depend on a growing economy.”
But ahead of her proposed 50 per cent cut to MSP, Clark would not say if the billion dollars from that would go to health care.
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“Every penny that is collected from MSP is going to go back into peoples’ wallets…it’s going to go into people’s wallets.”
Meanwhile, Clark is standing by her party’s claim that the NDP wants to freeze B.C. Hydro and ICBC rates for four years.
That was at the core of her technical briefing on the NDP’s costings that the Liberals put on Wednesday.
The NDP has not promised that four-year time frame, but Clark says their analysis holds up.
“That’s what in their platform they said they would freeze ICBC rates and Hydro rates. They didn’t say where the money would come from; they didn’t say for how long. So when we looked at their platform, we did the responsible thing and assumed they were going to freeze them for four years,” says Clark.
“Well now, then they said they were going to freeze them for one year, and then they said they were going to freeze them for two years.”
Clark made the comments at a campaign stop pledging her support for the George Massey tunnel replacement.