VICTORIA, June 22, 2017 /CNW/ - Despite attractive promises, the BC Throne Speech is a desperate attempt to cling to power says Unifor.
"British Columbians have no reason to trust anything coming from the Christy Clark government," said Joie Warnock, Unifor's Western Regional Director. "The Throne Speech shows that Premier Clark will say anything—at any cost—to stay in power."
More resembling the BC NDP's election platform than a vision from the 2001–2017 BC Liberal government, the Speech from the Throne contained promises for childcare and campaign finance reform. Unifor says that British Columbians voted for change, and no last minute empty promises from the BC Liberals will alter that.
"Working people in BC are excited for the destructive BC Liberal era to finally end," said Warnock. "The new BC NDP government represents a chance to make life more affordable and fix the services that working families rely on."
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.
For further information: please contact Unifor Communications Representative Ian Boyko at [email protected] or 778-903-6549 (cell).