THE BC Liberals are calling on Premier John Horgan and the NDP to take real action on funding new projects in Langley after the NDP government once again re-announced a project dating back to the previous BC Liberal government.
“In 2017, the BC Liberal government announced a 15-bed hospice residence in Langley to be completed in 2019. After taking power and failing to allocate any funding for over three years, the NDP finally just re-announced the very same project,” said Mary Polak, MLA for Langley, on Friday. “With a healthcare budget in the billions, how come Langley residents have been forced to go without this much-needed $5 million project for so long? It’s incredibly disheartening for our community.”
The hospice joins a long list of project re-announcements made during the NDP’s tenure in government that have simply been attempts to take credit for initiatives by the former government. Other healthcare project re-announcements include the Riverview Mental Health Centre project, the Richmond Acute Care Tower, the Lions Gate Hospital Acute Care Tower, and the Burnaby Hospital redevelopment project.
These also add to the lengthy selection of BC Liberal housing projects re-announced by the NDP which include the Nelson CARES project, the South Skaha Housing Society project, the Peachland Seniors’ Support Society project, the Prince George Aboriginal Housing Society project, and the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Community Services project among others.
“John Horgan and the NDP have been in power for over three years and they’re still re-announcing and taking credit for projects set in motion by the previous BC Liberal government,” added Rich Coleman, MLA for Langley East. “People in every corner of our province have been waiting for real action from their government for years, but faced with an NDP with no vision for the province, all they’re getting is Groundhog Day repeats. British Columbians deserve better.”
2017 BC Liberal announcement: https://archive.news.gov.bc.ca/releases/news_releases_2013-2017/2017MNGD0040-000542.htm
2020 NDP re-announcement: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020HLTH0248-001490