I just signed a petition circulating on change.org to ask the Christy Clark Liberals to abolish the MSP premiums for B.C. families. According to the news coverage, B.C. is the only province that charges a monthly premium to families directly.
On Jan. 5 it was reported the Advocate for Seniors was urging seniors to apply for a premium subsidy, apparently not very well advertised.
On Jan. 6, news of a petition was handed to the Liberals from residents of Shawnigan Lake to stop dumping toxic soil near the watershed that provides their drinking water. In late 2015 we learned of the disastrous failures in the Ministry of Children and Family Services. Children paying the greatest price. When the Premier finally spoke on this issue, she committed more money if LNG was successful.
I am a member of a local First Nation and I found this backwards thinking to what was offered my ancestors when they were moved from their villages on promises of a secure life. The colonies needed to be built close to water transportation for the trading industry. Government and industry travel throughout B.C. making tentative agreements for First Nations’ approval to access traditional lands for pipelines.
Clark ignores the First Nations children who make up the majority of children in care. First Nations are being forced to sellout once again for the promise of a better life.
LNG is late to the international markets and who will pay the price? First Nations children.
We have a Liberal Prime Minister who has promised working and middle class families sweeping changes; First Nations more than “respectful talk” — yet we have a provincial Liberal party who appears to share the political ideology, practices and the economy first of the Harper Conservatives.
This is one British Columbian who will remember the road the provincial Liberals traveled when my voice does count. When I hear a Liberal on the Campaign trail I will be deaf.
Jo-Anne Berezanski, North Saanich