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--British Columbia’s 850,000 seniors haven’t had many favours from the Liberal government and that’s not likely to change. Despite a series of damning reports from B.C. Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie, seniors didn’t rate a single mention in last week’s budget speech.-----------Earlier this year, Mackenzie reported that 91 per cent of B.C.’s 280 residential care homes are understaffed and don’t meet the government’s minimum guidelines of ensuring residents get 3.36 hours of care daily. Her report also noted that nearly a third of all care home residents are given antipsychotic drugs even though they haven’t been diagnosed with psychosis. She didn’t draw any conclusions from that, but the union that represents nursing home employees blamed it on low staffing levels. It’s easier to give drugs to manage seniors’ who are agitated, anxious or aggressive.---The problem of under-staffing didn’t come on suddenly and it’s escalating. In 2015, 80 per cent were under-staffed. That prompted Health Minister Terry Lake to call for a review, but it’s still not completed. Even getting into residential care is more difficult than it used to be. The government’s target is to have the waiting time not longer than 30 days. Yet, that target was met only 57 per cent of the time in 2015. A year earlier, it was met two-thirds of the time.-----------Still, it’s a curious political calculation that the Liberals didn’t specifically target any of the $1-billion surplus toward seniors. They are a substantial voting block with consistently high voting rates. In fact, only one demographic group has consistently higher voting rates and represents an even larger number of votes. Who are they? They’re the children of seniors, who are likely to be worried not only about whether their parents are getting the care that they need, but whether they will.------- Stephen Quesnel · Langley, British Columbia The NDP did nothing for seniors. Come now these elderly have good enough memory's to know what that party did for British Columbia's. NDP won't manage the taxpayers money, they will give it away and we will get nothing. Remember the "fast ferries"?-------------- Julie Ali · University of Alberta Stephen Quesnel I have to agree with you that the NDP will do nothing for seniors. I live in Alberta and we hired the NDP folks and they have done nothing for seniors other than hire a seniors advocate for a year or so to pretend to be listening to seniors. All the political parties are the same. Senior will not get help from any of these politicians. It's sad but there you go. I do believe that we should be helping seniors with the high cost of living and increase the staffing ratio/ knowledge base in the continuing care system but as Mr. Trudeau has opened the doors to China in the area of senior care, I believe we will have even worse staffing problems in the future. Global ownership of continuing care in BC is going to make the problems of seniors even worse: http://vancouversun.com/.../five-things-anbangs-1-billion... Five things: Anbang's $1-billion purchase of B.C.'s biggest seniors care provider


BC Liberals like Alberta NDP have no interest in seniors issues and why would they? Government is a bank and private entities will be given the job of looking after the most defenceless seniors.
Government is simply interested in the management of the bank. Political parties want to become in charge of the money. It's pretty neat and really this junk will not change because in Canada, like in the USA the citizens are simply playing at democracy.
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Daphne Bramham: Leaving hard-pressed seniors out of budget was a risky move for B.C. Liberals

Published on: February 26, 2017 | Last Updated: February 26, 2017 2:54 PM PST
Last August, Postmedia News reported the case of Vancouver couple Domenic and Raffaella Lucchesi, who were married for 65 years but were forced to live apart when Domenic was moved to a residential care facility that didn;t have space for Raffaella. The B.C. government’s target is to have waiting times for a care home bed under 30 days. That target was met only 57 per cent of the time in 2015.
Last August, Postmedia News reported the case of Vancouver couple Domenic and Raffaella Lucchesi, who were married for 65 years but were forced to live apart when Domenic was moved to a residential care facility that didn;t have space for Raffaella. The B.C. government’s target is to have waiting times for a care home bed under 30 days. That target was met only 57 per cent of the time in 2015. ARLEN REDEKOP / PNG
The golden years? Ha! Ask many elders and they’ll tell you that aging isn’t for the faint of heart.
And it may only get worse with the big bulge of boomers heading into the latter part of the demographic curve.
British Columbia’s 850,000 seniors haven’t had many favours from the Liberal government and that’s not likely to change. Despite a series of damning reports from B.C. Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie, seniors didn’t rate a single mention in last week’s budget speech.
Of course, some would qualify to have their Medical Services Premiums cut in half. But like everyone else, they’ll have to wait until 2018.
Perhaps what’s driving the Liberals’ thinking is a belief that many people aged over 65 are sitting on a gold mine of real estate. Some are. Some also have other substantial assets and good pensions.
It’s also true that seniors’ poverty rates have declined significantly since the 1970s. However, since it hit its lowest level in 1996, the B.C. seniors poverty rate has been trending up against the national average.
Statistics Canada’s income survey released last summer showed that since 2013, seniors’ median income across Canada rose 1.9 per cent for families and 2.3 per cent for single people. In B.C., both dropped substantially — 5.7 per cent for couples and 6.3 per cent for singles.
Women were particularly affected. Mackenzie noted that 30 per cent of senior women were considered low income. That’s three times as many as 20 years ago.
It’s particularly troubling in the middle of a housing crisis in Vancouver and Victoria, when one in five seniors is a renter.
Rental costs have jumped 34 per cent in Vancouver in the past decade. That’s a huge increase to absorb for anyone still working, let alone seniors on fixed incomes.
The province does provide shelter aid for elderly renters. But in the past decade, the grant has increased only nine per cent and is capped at $765 a month in Vancouver and $667 in Victoria.
The Liberals have promised 1,354 units of subsidized seniors housing, but currently there are more than four times that many people on B.C. Housing’s waiting list. The waiting time is an average of 2½ years in the Vancouver Coastal Health region.
If the daily reality of living isn’t great for some healthy seniors, it’s worse for those who aren’t healthy.
Earlier this year, Mackenzie reported that 91 per cent of B.C.’s 280 residential care homes are understaffed and don’t meet the government’s minimum guidelines of ensuring residents get 3.36 hours of care daily.
Her report also noted that nearly a third of all care home residents are given antipsychotic drugs even though they haven’t been diagnosed with psychosis. She didn’t draw any conclusions from that, but the union that represents nursing home employees blamed it on low staffing levels. It’s easier to give drugs to manage seniors’ who are agitated, anxious or aggressive.
The problem of under-staffing didn’t come on suddenly and it’s escalating. In 2015, 80 per cent were under-staffed. That prompted Health Minister Terry Lake to call for a review, but it’s still not completed.
Even getting into residential care is more difficult than it used to be.
The government’s target is to have the waiting time not longer than 30 days. Yet, that target was met only 57 per cent of the time in 2015. A year earlier, it was met two-thirds of the time.
Providing home support to help seniors to stay in their homes lessens the demand for residential care. But over the past decade, as demand has risen to 42,170 people, both the kinds of services provided and the hours of care have declined.
Housekeeping, grocery shopping and even some personal care services are no longer covered. Two years ago health authorities reduced the average number of hours of care individuals received by two per cent. In the Fraser Health Authority, the cut was 4.8 per cent.
To be fair, government spending on home care and community care has more than doubled since 2001 to $2.9 billion. But in 2001, one in six British Columbians was a senior. In 2017, B.C. Stats estimates it’s closer to one in four.
A 10-year, $785-million agreement signed with the federal government only days before the provincial budget should result in some much-needed improvements.
Still, it’s a curious political calculation that the Liberals didn’t specifically target any of the $1-billion surplus toward seniors.
They are a substantial voting block with consistently high voting rates. In fact, only one demographic group has consistently higher voting rates and represents an even larger number of votes.
Who are they?
They’re the children of seniors, who are likely to be worried not only about whether their parents are getting the care that they need, but whether they will.
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Julie Ali ·
None of the political parties are interested in citizens. They are especially not interested in seniors and their issues because these issues require government expenditures that politicians would rather direct to donors to their parties and obscure entities in China that buyout Canadian properties.
It is troubling but this is the reality. The only real power we have as citizens is to vote out every political party no matter who is in power and hire a new one.
This keeps things fresh in government and you don't have the entitlement and self importance of political hires of the sort we have endured in Alberta for the past 44 years in Alberta.

I guess the real problem is that by the time we figure it out that government is not really about public service but private service of political parties ---and their donors--we are seniors ourselves.

I believe we should not depend on government for change but instead change ourselves to help each other. One way to do this is to activate communities to kick government rump as we hope to do in the next election in Alberta.
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Markus Holmes ·
Seniors have seen serious increases in medications, many delisted all together.
Iris Preece ·
Sad refugees get more help then seniors that helped build this country. The liberals well JT and his cabinet stop taken bloody holidays on the tax $$ there would be a lot extra for the people!!!??
Antoinette Halberstadt ·
Hey Iris, I volunteer with a refugee-sponsoring group in my town, and I don't see them getting more help than seniors. (and the little bit of help they get from government, comes from the Federal and not the BC government).
The plight that so many seniors are in is not because of refugees, but is the result of the choices this BC Liberal goverment has made, benefitting their wealthy friends and corporate donors. And the Federal government has nothing to do with it except that they haven't delivered on the affordable housing they promised and have done nothing to bring down the cost of medications.
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Julie Ali ·
I am tired of folks blaming refugees for every cat and dog problem.
Why not blame the real folks who are the problem which are our political hires who sit on their rumps milking the system while our most disadvantaged and ill seniors are stuck with substandard care, poor staffing ratios and poor trained workers?
I would think that refugees have nothing to do with the abysmal care of seniors but certainly the legislation of governments in BC and Alberta have a lot to do with these problems which have been created by government itself. Why? To ensure profits for the private for profit and not for profit continuing care businesses that are being subsidized in Alberta with public dollars so as to expand real estate assets and profits. It's a fine set up so that government downloads its responsibilities for no good reason other than government doesn't work but acts as a bank.
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Susan James
I'm a senior and I know what I'll be doing had it had it had it with this government it's not just the neglect of people it's the money they take from companies like Kinder Morgan $716,000 to the Liberal party and that's just one donor we are being played for fools!
LikeReply1Feb 28, 2017 11:35am
Stephen Quesnel ·
Susan I'm a senior also and I saved my money when I worked. I really don't want to pay more taxes to assist you because you didn't put enough away. Maybe try getting a part time job for a few years and save some cash this time. Please don't ask me for a hand-out.
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Antoinette Halberstadt ·
Stephen Quesnel This is not about raising taxes, it's about having a government that makes DIFFERENT CHOICES about how and where to spend. The BC Liberals' choices over the past 15 + years are what have got us -- and seniors especially -- into this dire situation.
LikeReplyMar 1, 2017 1:39am
Stephen Quesnel ·
Antoinette Halberstadt. Bla bla bla bla I have absolutely no interest in the NDP that want to tax the life out of th hard working people of British Columbia. Bla bla bla bla bla.
LikeReplyMar 1, 2017 1:57am
Susan James
Stephen Quesnel you don't have to assist me I'm fine but I know of seniors that aren't and unlike you I'm not the type of person that's got mine and screw everyone else hum stop being so bloody judgemental people like you are jerks! Selfish is as selfish does!
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John Puddifoot ·
Susan James It would seem the thrust of the header article is that seniors should be upset because they didn't get what they wanted. (Even though the budget does have things in it that assist every BCer, including seniors.) In other words, exactly as you say: looking out for themselves and nuts to anyone else.
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Julie Ali ·
Stephen Quesnel I don't think anyone is asking you for a handout. As a civil society it should be proper that we help the most disabled and disadvantaged among us.
Or do we want survival of the fittest?
Not all of us are well enough to work as you were able to.
Some of the seniors are suffering end stage illness. We should take care of them.
It has nothing to do with a hand out. It is our responsibility as citizens to help the least among us. Or do you not want help if you end up like one of these unfortunates?
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Sue Lauder
As a single woman with chronic illness and unable to work a well paying job, I am not comfortable with my future. I have a roof over my head now, and with the help of savings I am making it. The future looks bleak. Cost of medication is high. Decent healthy food costs are high. If I have to pay for living accommodations...not sure I even want to think about it.
Michael Hald
The West needs a Seperation Referendum... it almost happened with Pierre it should happen with Justin!
Susan James
Don't be so bloody uninformed this is the fault of Christy Clark not Justin Trudeau get it straight! The province is responsible for health care not the feds. As a matter of fact the feds just gave the province of BC money for this know of what you talk about Micahel!
LikeReply1Feb 28, 2017 11:30am
Christel Mosly
6000 affordable housing units demolish in Burnaby and all replaced with condo high rises. When I asked the person showing the new metrotown plan at the library how many rental units are planned, he said 88 so far. I asked again and got the same number.
Give us a break!!! From which party is our Mayor and his wife? How can you vote for anybody?
Please NDP tell me what is your plan for Burnaby????
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Stephen Quesnel ·
The NDP did nothing for seniors. Come now these elderly have good enough memory's to know what that party did for British Columbia's. NDP won't manage the taxpayers money, they will give it away and we will get nothing. Remember the "fast ferries"?
LikeReply1Feb 28, 2017 12:21am
RickandColleen Criss ·
Remember the SURPLUS the NDP left for this province before the Liberals!
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Stephen Quesnel ·
But it was millions that was wasted by the NDP on these fast ferries and absolutely nothing for seniors.
LikeReplyFeb 28, 2017 3:21am
Susan James
Want to hear about wasting money the clean up for the Mount Polley Dam the referdendum that went now where the LNG that turned into ? Not to mention the $716,000 given to the liberals by KINDER MORGAN! Oh yeah they're screwing BC worst!
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Stephen Quesnel ·
Susan James. Side track the conversation all you like but the facts remain the same that the NDP will do nothing for seniors and there plenty well educated to know this.
LikeReplyFeb 28, 2017 3:56pm
John Smith
Stephen Quesnel There is even some ferry facts at the end for you.

Thank you to Tom Hardy for the following facts.

"The myth: "There was an exodus of business from B.C." in the 90's.
Fact: Businesses did not flee nor did they take residents with them. Population growth in B.C. in that decade was 210,000 higher than in the 2000s. During that decade, BC was the top in Canada in the number of new small businesses created. Both union and non-union workers had the highest or second highest hourly wages in the country.

Another myth: "The NDP stifled economic growth."
Fact: B.C.'s growth rate was higher in the 1990's than in the 2000's. 3% to 2%. Corporate profits tripled during this decade under the NDP government.

Myth: "The NDP ruined B.C.'s finances."
Fact: NDP handed the BC Liberals a surplus of $1.5-billion in 2001. It was their third balanced budget in row. The BC Liberals have had four budget deficits in a row.

Myth: "Business floundered in the 1990s."
Fact: employment in manufacturing grew by 1.6% per year while it fell .5% per year in the 2000s; '90s job creation averaged 2.7% per year versus 1.7% per year in the next decade.

The financial disaster occurred in the 2000's as tax cuts benefiting the wealthy have caused B.C. to increase its debt from $30 billion to $67 billion in just 15 years. 25% of that new debt was accrued in 4 years by Christy Clark.

People bring up the Fast Ferries which the Liberals sold for less than market value. The Liberals just spent $15million updating the "The Queen of Chilliwack" and sold it to an insider for less than $2 million. They also sold the land on Burke Mountain for $43 million less than its market value to a developer who was also a contributor to the BC Liberal party. "
LikeReply1Feb 28, 2017 5:57pm
Stephen Quesnel ·
John Smith please don't ask me to pay for the handouts because you can't manage your own personal finance? You can side track this issue as much as you like but I don't want anymore tax increases from the NDP.
LikeReplyFeb 28, 2017 6:25pm
John Smith
Stephen Quesnel Whatever you do don't let the facts get in the way of your rant.

I do not want tax increases from any party, but any taxes collected should be labelled properly.

The Liberals confirmed today that ICBC is in trouble due to premiums being stolen by Christy and used to fund schools, hospitals, doctors, etc. When we get an insurance bill or an electricty bill they should only pay for services supplied not help balance the budget.

Based on your posts here I assume as a devote Liberal supported you have no problem with the following. WHY?

How many taxpayer funded "gover...See More
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Stephen Quesnel ·
John Smith. "RANT" So you found a word to take a personal shot. Your lies about the NDP not increasing taxes is not funny. I already spelled it out sir so I'll say it again, I don't want your NDP tax increase. Any fool that would vote for this party is living an illusion if they think it's not going to happen. "Everything is free with the NDP" hahahaha
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Antoinette Halberstadt ·
Stephen Quesnel is a shining example of the BC Liberal government, insulting and disrespecting those seniors who've worked all their lives but who are nevertheless struggling financially, saying it's because "they can't manage their personal finances".
LikeReplyMar 1, 2017 1:32am
Stephen Quesnel ·
Antoinette Halberstadt. So now the personal insults start. You NDP lovers will say anything I guess. My answer to you is Christy Clark gets my vote and once again I'm going to tell you I'm not interested in paying more taxes because you want the NDP.
LikeReplyMar 1, 2017 2:09am
John Smith
Stephen Quesnel "Your lies about the NDP not increasing taxes is not funny."

Just one more unsupported opinion from Stephen.

You are entitled to your opinion even if you are wrong.
LikeReplyMar 1, 2017 11:52am
John Smith
Stephen Quesnel Antoinette Halberstadt said;

"Stephen Quesnel is a shining example of the BC Liberal government"

He has said he is voting Liberal yet his reponse is

"Antoinette Halberstadt. So now the personal insults start."
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Julie Ali ·
Stephen Quesnel I have to agree with you that the NDP will do nothing for seniors. I live in Alberta and we hired the NDP folks and they have done nothing for seniors other than hire a seniors advocate for a year or so to pretend to be listening to seniors.
All the political parties are the same.
Seniors will not get help from any of these politicians. It's sad but there you go. I do believe that we should be helping seniors with the high cost of living and increase the staffing ratio/ knowledge base in the continuing care system but as Mr. Trudeau has opened the doors to China in the area of senior care, I believe we will have even worse staffing problems in the future. Global ownership of continuing care in BC is going to make the problems of seniors even worse:

http://vancouversun.com/.../five-things-anbangs-1-billion...
Five things: Anbang's $1-billion purchase of B.C.'s biggest seniors care provider
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John Ellis ·
Get the liberals out . Seniors should get together and start being political. We should be called the Boomers. We seem to have a lot of money for illegals coming across the boarder. Some Seniors have a hard time living day today
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Antoinette Halberstadt ·
Agree with you, that some (in fact MANY) seniors have a hard time living day to day. Disagree though about "Illegals who come across the border" . They get put in detention centres -- not at anything extravagant or generous -- until they can be processed, and if they end up being allowed to stay in the country and can't find work they don't get any more money than anyone else gets from government.
LikeReplyMar 1, 2017 1:28am
Norm Brooks
A new grey panther movement is needed in B.C to band together to help the intelligent voters kick the Liberals to the curb
LikeReply2Feb 27, 2017 10:42pm
John Puddifoot ·
Last time I checked, seniors were by far the largest users of health care, which certainly did increase in this budget.
RickandColleen Criss ·
Did you really check? Sounds like you are just spouting more Liberal garbage!
LikeReply2Feb 28, 2017 1:06am
John Smith
John Puddifoot What would your point be?

Our health care system is a prepaid insurance policy/contract.

Until recently we all have had health care funds contributed by/for us from birth to death. Many make little or no use of the policy until our latter years. The very lucky never use it for anything but routine checkups and shots, not sure how many of those there are. Many as they approach the end collect on the premiums/income tax paid earlier in their lives.

You show disrespect for the elderly when you imply they have not paid for their health care and thus should not get any further benefits from the budget.
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John Puddifoot ·
John Smith MSP premiums total about 2 billion a year. The government spends over 17 billion on health care. They have added to this total in the most recent budget AND cut the MSP premiums. This is not a premium funded system as you suggest.

A study in Britian found that about 1/3 of a person's health care costs are incurred in the last 6 months of their lives. I suspect the ratio in BC is very similar.

My point, as you missed it, is that increasing health care spending primarily benefits seniors. The claim being made in the header article is that there is nothing in the budget for seniors. As health care spending continues to increase, and that primarily benefits seniors, there most certainly is something in the budget for them.
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Julie Ali ·
John Puddifoot While this might be true, there is still no help in terms of continuing care is there? I mean if you look at the staff ratios and the level of training of staff-there seems to be a continual degradation of both.

I also note the globalization of this sector. It is going to get worse and no matter if seniors incur more costs than non-seniors, these issues need to be addressed by government. These issues are only being transferred to the private sector and government is abdicating its responsibilities to vulnerable citizens in this way.

Poor performance and it will continue no matter who we hire because seniors have not been able to organize themselves into an effective political force that politicians can view as significant. Maybe it is time for the families of seniors to provide the political force that is required to spur change in the continuing care system.
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Shadare Biglow ·
That's what you get when you get old forgotten by the government and many under poverty line !!!!!
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Julie Ali ·
Very true. Government is not interested in the poor, the disabled or the old.
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Frank Carenza ·
The Liberals don't care about the voters. Vote strategically for a minority government. If you drop the number of Liberal seats by 12 or more they will pay attention.
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Ask Bud ·
they vote
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Susan Creguer ·
Works at Canada Safeway
Please seniors of BC , we care , please the liberals have let you down just like the families of BC. Vote and make them realize your hurting! 💕
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Jennifer Jones
It is just not right when we don't look after vulnerable members of society. It's likely that many have paid taxes for a good portion of their lives here; they deserve better.
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Sissy Vivian
Seniors, get out and vote, call on your MLA for a ride and an escort to the voting booth! Vote at your assisted living place if possible! Vote from your hospital bed if possible! If not, get your MLA to get you to a voting place! Get help to get you to a voting place! Show Chrusty Clark that you will not be forgotten!
LikeReply18Feb 27, 2017 1:56pm
John Smith
There would be more funds for seniors programs if Christy stopped the endlessly repetitious daily "government" Liberal ads.

How many taxpayer funded "government" Liberal ads do you see each and every day? They started with the "Balanced Budget 2016" a year ago shortly after said budget was well covered in the media. How many will the new budget generate?

Christy says: “everyone in the public service needs to know you cannot mix public money and partisan purposes.” and

"I think citizens can spend their own money way better than government can"

Something I agree with. Christy please STOP using our funds to finance your election ads/commercials! We most certainly can spend that money more efficiently and effectively!

Something I disagree with is she says she is "respecting taxpayers and controlling spending".

Christy please pay for your election campaign with your own money [RESPECT US] not ours.

ALL government ads should go before an independent commissioner to determine if the ad benefits BC residents or the party in power, the latter are denied. I understand the NDP promised that here, it is clear why the Liberals rejected the idea.

"Meanwhile, government is set to begin a new $1.9 million advertising blitz to promote the budget and MSP changes. That’s on top of government doubling its advertising budget to $14.8 million just before an election." This is NOT controlling spending, it is wasteful.

"The Liberal government came under fire before the 2013 provincial election for spending $68 million over two years on what critics said were partisan ads using taxpayer dollars designed to promote the governing B.C. Liberals. That also coincided with a time in which the B.C. Liberal Party had to borrow money to finance its re-election bid."

From another article "Before the 2013 election, the government staged an advertising orgy that eventually totalled $21 million. The budget has been cut since then, but the amount spent won’t be divulged until the public accounts are released next summer."

"In the 2015/16 fiscal year, spending on advertising more than doubled to $12.45 million from nearly $5.7 million the year before."

The BC Liberal Government Communications and Public Engagement Department which spends most of it's time trying to make the BC Liberals look good and the opposition look bad has since 2010/11 seen its budget jump by 43.3 per cent to $37.9 million.
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Julie Ali ·
The spin is not limited to the Liberals. In Alberta we had the PCs spin for 44 years and now the NDP are continuing this fine tradition. #GOASPIN
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Gord Okell
BC Liberals have left vulernable seniors
behind to the forces of the market place
they spend about half what the inflation
rate is then claim they've spent a big amount
since they were elected and everything is
all roses. . BC Liberals have shown just
how sneaky and insensere they are .
Nothing they say can be trusted at all .
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Peter Battistoni ·
It is beyond understanding how so many seniors still continue to vote for the BC Liberals, who so obviously have no interest in them.
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Julie Ali ·
Most folks vote for a brand rather than the quality of that brand.
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House Williams
Lieberals only caring for themselves, to hell with those who built the country for them.
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Guy Boivin ·
So long the phony refugees are doing fine, it's all good
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Antoinette Halberstadt ·
Refugee funding has nothing to do with the BC government. What little $$ they get comes from the Federal government and local communities who donate to local sponsoring groups.
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Julie Ali ·
Such a poor attitude. If you had even half a day of experience as a refugee in a genocide it might change your opinions of them.
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