Time for government to start governing: McCurdy

Updated: Dec 3, 2018


NDP Leader Earle McCurdy says that after a year of saying close to nothing about anything at all, it is time for Dwight Ball and the Liberals to start governing.

McCurdy adds that, with the province in a serious financial position and in need of leadership, it’s “not particularly helpful to have the premier and key ministers call everyone together to make a big announcement and then provide nothing of substance, nothing indicating the direction they might be heading.”

Premier Dwight Ball, Finance Minister Cathy Bennett, and Minister Responsible for Public Engagement Siobhan Coady held a news conference today to announce government would be holding a 15-month series of public consultations to help it make budget decisions.

“Over the last year, the Liberals seemed to do as little as possible to take any kind of stand,” McCurdy said today. “They had their LEAP tour to consult, we had an election campaign in which they laid out their platform, the people of the province voted for them and now it’s time for them to act.

“Today was really a non-announcement – we need to see a lot less process and a lot more substance.

“Not to understate the severity of the problem, but a government has to do more than say, ‘Hey, folks, whaddya think?’”

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