Dix announces shadow cabinet

Adrian Dix, leader of the B.C. New Democrats, announced the Official Opposition shadow cabinet, saying his team will hold Premier Clark and the B.C. Liberals to account for their promises and record.

“Premier Clark’s government was elected on the claims of a balanced budget, reduced debt, increased core services and increased jobs,” said Dix. “British Columbians expect the Liberals to live up to the commitments they made, and our caucus will do just that.

“Already, we have seen her government award hefty pay increases to political insiders while imposing wheelchair rental fees on vulnerable seniors. British Columbians will not tolerate a return to the say one thing, do another approach that has characterized Liberal rule.

“When the legislature sits again starting June 26, we expect the government to demonstrate how its budget is balanced and how it will avoid massive cuts to core services,” said Dix. “Our team of critics, including seven new MLAs, will be a strong voice to ensure the government is held accountable.”