Election campaign to annual Sikh celebration in Vancouver

Kristopher Drake
April 16, 2017

"Those things actually help people who are struggling and I think that is the important thing", he said.

In regards to claims that people already living in the province still can't find housing, Clark says it's municipalities' responsibility to solve the problem.

Also in Vancouver Wednesday, B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver unveiled a plan to increase income assistance, disability assistance and shelter allowance by 10 per cent a year, starting this fall and continuing for five years.

"I am so thankful to be surrounded by just the best volunteers in the province, people who care about their community".

That money would be used to eliminate tolls on two of the busiest bridges in the Lower Mainland.

Housing advocate Kishone Roy welcomed the NDP's proposal, calling it a first step to addressing affordability issues.

"You might remember she said there was going to be a $100-billion prosperity fund".


- With the federal government expected to announce plans Thursday to legalizing marijuana, Clark said she wants assurances organized crime is shut out of the pot business and that marijuana stays out of the hands of children.

Horgan responded to criticisms relating to the $400-a-year rebate for renters in B.C. In response to a critique from BC Liberal leader Christy Clark saying the credit would go to wealthy tenants of high-end apartments in downtown Vancouver, Horgan said those tenants would be "such a modest number".

Horgan says a New Democrat government would revamp the Residential Tenancy Act to make it more accessible, and also address the problem of "renovictions", where landlords use renovations as an excuse to evict tenants and sidestep restrictions around rent increases. Provincewide, the vacancy rate is 1.3 per cent, and 0.8 per cent in Vancouver.

"If there is not enough rental housing in the province, it's partly because we still need cities to get to work and zone more rental housing in the province".

Clark made the comments after touring the clean energy technology company General Fusion.

She's since moved on to a campaign stop in Kamloops. The Liberals' projected a surplus of $295 million in the 2017-18 budget they released before the election.

"Today it's tech, tomorrow it'll be LNG", she said.

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