Columbia River-Revelstoke’s MLA says the government’s throne speech does nothing for rural British Columbians.
Doug Clovechok is reacting to the BC NDP’s plans for the legislative session, which promised record investments in both housing and child care.
He feels his riding has been largely ignored by the New Democrats.
“Nothing on the Trans Canada Highway. Nothing on tourism, which is huge in my riding,” Clovechok says. “Nothing on wildlife management for the Kootenays, which is something that we desperately need and have been advocating for. They are going to hire more conservation officers, which is great, but those positions are going to be redundant if there’s no animals to manage.”
Clovechok adds the New Democrats need to do more to develop housing throughout the province, after promising 114,000 units over ten years in their election campaign.
He says the NDP should be talking about how they are going to pay for their funding promises.
The government’s plan includes addressing housing demand and stabilizing out-of-control real estate market prices.
– Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA, Doug Clovechok