New Democrat hopeful slams Liberal agenda

New Democrats would like to see a seniors advocate who is independent of government

The BC Liberal government has ended the latest session of the Legislature in preparation for next May’s general election and Kamloops-North Thompson NDP candidate Kathy Kendall is not impressed with the result.

“We were very disappointed in the session,” Kendall said. “We think that it demonstrates again that the Liberals are focussed now on getting elected again and not on governing.”

The New Democrats would like to see a seniors advocate who is independent of government.

“The Liberals have a more weak-kneed approach. Their advocate would not be independent. It makes it hard to advocate when you’re dependent on government,” she said.

The Kamloops-North Thompson challenger was also disappointed by the Liberals’ approach on cosmetic pesticides.

“The New Democrats brought forward bills that were much stronger,” she said. “Christy Clark and Terry Lake would like to have a ban on pesticides similar to what he had when he was mayor of Kamloops.”

Under the proposed ban, cosmetic pesticides could still be applied by people with the appropriate licenses.

 

*Editor’s Note:  Kamloops-North Thompson NDP candidate Kathy Kendall, will be kicking off her campaign for positive change by opening her campaign office located at #4 – 177 Tranquille Road, Kamloops, on Saturday, April 6,  1:30 p.m.