Kootenay East MLA Tom Shypitka says the Liberal government’s throne speech is a bridge to all British Columbians.
The NDP and Green party put forward many of those initiatives during last month’s provincial election, which ended in BC’s first minority government in 65 years.
Shypitka suggests the new promises are a reflection of the results of the May 9th vote.
He calls the platform a “hybrid” of NDP and Greens beliefs and what the Liberals believe in.
Shypitka says we live in a large and diverse province and the Liberals want to make sure they’re addressing issues that affect all British Columbians.
He believes there was a pretty loud message sent by voters during the election that politicians need to work together and they’re trying to collaborate to address the rural-urban divide evident from the results at the polls.
The first-time MLA admits he’s optimistic following the speech and suggests anything could still happen despite the New Democrats and Greens signing a deal to oust the Liberal minority government.
The Liberals are expected to be defeated in a confidence vote that will take place in the coming days.
– Kootenay East Liberal MLA Tom Shypitka