Putting British Columbians first

MLA sings songs of praise for her B.C. Liberal government

To the editor:

As the MLA for Cariboo North, I’m proud to be a part of a government that is keenly focused on improving the lives of British Columbians.

Our BC Liberal government has a plan to put British Columbians first, and our plan is working across the province.

It starts with building a strong foundation for a strong and diverse economy. Recently, British Columbia has become number 1 in Canada in economic growth, number 1 in creating jobs, and number 1 in having the lowest taxes for middle-class families in Canada.

In light of our economic strengths, our finance minister has recently announced that B.C.’s first quarter results indicate $2.5 billion in new revenue. This means that government revenue has increased significantly without having to raise any taxes.

With this new funding, we are cancelling the planned four per cent increase to Medical Service Plan premiums and we are enhancing Premium Assistance for those who need it most.

This means parents with two children could save up to $696 next year or a single parent with two children could save as much as $1,248.

A strong economy means we can invest more here at home.

Coralee Oakes

Cariboo North MLA