Surrey South by-election: Sturko calls on NDP to take action on affordability crisis

BC Liberal candidate for Surrey South Elenore Sturko on Monday said in a statement: “As the cost of groceries, gas, and even school supplies skyrockets, families preparing to send their kids back to school next week are growing tired of waiting for the NDP to follow through on their promise to make life more affordable here in Surrey.”

She said: “Residents in our community have been waiting for months for initiatives to help deal with rising inflation. After all of the NDP’s promises to make life more affordable, the affordability crisis is now worse than ever before.

“With costs continuing to rise in British Columbia, the BC Liberals have repeatedly called on the NDP to take actions such as temporarily suspending the gas tax, or using carbon credits to reduce costs for B.C. families. Despite months of advocacy, the NDP have failed to listen or take any action.

“It’s been more than four months since [Premier] John Horgan tasked the Finance Minister to bring forward initiatives to assist with inflation and yet we’ve seen nothing but excuses and passing the buck from the NDP ever since. People deserve so much better.”

Sturko added: “Parents in my community simply cannot afford to wait any longer for this NDP government to realize the impact that rising inflation is having on our communities, let alone continue to hold their breath for the NDP to make good on their 2016 promise to eliminate school portables in Surrey.

“It’s time to send this government a loud and clear message. As the next MLA for Surrey South, I will advocate tirelessly for our community and continue to hold the NDP to account for their failure to deliver on their promises to Surrey residents.”



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