VICTORIA, Feb. 21, 2017 /CNW/ - With an election around the corner, BC Liberal Premier Christy Clark tried to mask tax cuts as real help for working people and families.
"From tuition fees to housing to minimum wage, this budget does little or nothing to address the skyrocketing costs of living in BC," said Joie Warnock, Unifor Western Director. "By ignoring the day-to-day concerns of working British Columbians, it's clear that Christy Clark is a premier for the wealthy."
The BC Liberal budget tinkered with business taxes and—much like the Premier's housing strategy—has offered too little, too late for the Ministry of Children and Family Development.
"The May 2017 election can't come soon enough for families struggling after more than a decade of failed trickle-down economics," said Warnock. "Our children won't be able to afford a life here with low wages, outrageous tuition fees, MSP, and sky-high housing costs."
Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector, representing more than 310,000 workers. It was formed Labour Day weekend 2013 when the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers unions merged.
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