NDP Statement On The New B.C. Government
Statement from NDP Leader Tom Mulcair regarding the swearing-in of John Horgan as Premier of British Columbia:
July 18th, 2017 - 6:12pm
"I wish to congratulate the new Premier of British Columbia, John Horgan. Premier Horgan campaigned on a platform of putting people at the centre of our politics and I know the Premier and his NDP government will not waste any time in getting down to that important work.
The new BC government has put forward an ambitious plan and British Columbians are excited about the future. From supporting workers by increasing the minimum wage, to cleaning up politics by getting rid of big money, to making life more affordable with quality childcare and bringing real leadership to bear on the tragic opioid crisis, the path forward will not be easy but I have every confidence in John and his team.
All British Columbians are faced with an extremely challenging situation in the wildfires spreading across the province, displacing over forty thousand residents. Even before he was sworn in, Premier Horgan has shown strong and confident leadership in these evolving conditions by focusing on those affected. I know that, for John, there is no greater priority than the safety and security of British Columbians.
On behalf of the Federal NDP and Canadians across the country, I’m proud to congratulate the BC NDP and wish the best to each incoming Minister as they form the next government of British Columbia."