B.C. Liberals: Horgan left economy in the lurch while he focused on his re-election

THE B.C. Liberals say when the pandemic hit, the BC Liberals chose to fight the virus — instead of each other — and worked to support [Provincial Health Officer] Dr. Bonnie Henry and public health officials.

In March, the BC Liberals supported the approval of $5 billion in emergency pandemic funding — with $1.5 billion targeted at economic recovery.

But then British Columbians waited. Waited some more. And then waited some more.

Groups like the BC Business Council and Greater Vancouver Board of Trade got tired of waiting and released their own plans.

The tourism sector was begging the NDP to take action to help an industry that employs 100,000 people.

Other provinces laid out plans to help restore people’s economic activity.

Still more silence, though, from Horgan.

The B.C. Liberals say, “Horgan finally released a so-called economic recovery plan and it was rightly mocked as putting the NDP’s re-election needs first.

“While Dr. Henry was protecting our health, John was worrying about himself.”