The Liberals create problems, then criticise the NDP because they aren’t fixed: A response to Peter Milobar

The Liberals create problems, then criticise the NDP because they aren’t fixed: A response to Peter Milobar

Posted on May 27, 2020 at 9:38 am by Bill Roberts
BC, Community, Uncategorized


A much-shortened version of this response by Bill Sundhu was broadcast by the CBC the day after an interview with Peter Milobar. Here it is in full:

Peter Milobar just can’t seem to put aside his over-the-top partisanship in the midst of a global pandemic and worst economic decline since the Great Depression. The BC-NDP Government has wisely followed the advice of Dr. Bonnie Henry and the health experts. We have the among the best record of jurisdictions in the entire western world in flattening the curve and protecting our population. The Government has provided support to renters, the BC Emergency Workers Benefit and financial support to underpaid long-term care and front line health workers. This crisis has exposed the unfairness and vulnerability of underpaid long-term care home and many frontline workers. It was the BC Liberals who refused to raise the minimum wage for 10 years and privatized long-term care homes. Mr. Milobar’s partisanship comes across as nitpicking amidst enormous challenges and complex changes placed on governments and society in a global and rapid crisis.

Bill Sundhu