John Horgan Leader of the B.C. New Democrats

VICTORIA— Christy Clark and the B.C. Liberals doubled Medical Services Plan premiums, and now that an election is near, they are trying to trick British Columbians into forgetting their record, says B.C. New Democrat Leader John Horgan.

“Christy Clark and the B.C. Liberals doubled MSP premiums and six weeks before the election campaign, they want people to forget their record,” said Horgan.

“If Christy Clark wanted lower taxes for ordinary people she wouldn’t have doubled the MSP, and jacked up hydro rates and ICBC premiums.”

Horgan has committed to getting rid of the MSP entirely, while Christy Clark is only promising to lower it a little bit next year, maybe, if she gets re-elected and decides to keep her promise.

“British Columbians have a clear choice. My plan will get rid of the unfair and inefficient MSP tax on families, entirely,” said Horgan.

“Because they can’t trust Christy Clark, who doubled MSP when she claims she will lower it a little bit for a year or two until she raids the pockets of families again.”

Horgan noted British Columbians have made it clear that they want the MSP gone for good, not just lowered a little bit for a little while.

“Christy Clark’s millionaire friends and donors will have to give up their billion-dollar tax break so that ordinary families can have life a little easier, and I’m okay with that,” said Horgan.

“The rich and big corporations have had their premier. It’s time for everyday people to have leadership that works for them.”