Economic Growth and Social Justice

BC Poverty Reduction Coalition Response

Q: What is your position in regards to the open letter? Do you support the legislated targets and timelines outlined in the letter?  If so, would you create a cross government Secretariat with a lead minister? Specifically what actions would you take in the 7 policy areas in the letter?

We recommend the following targets and timelines:
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NDP Leadership Candidate Urges Renewal Of Buy BC Campaign

John Horgan concerned about voter fatigue if BC election called

Twenty-seven days to go before BC's New Democratic Party selects a new leader. Candidate John Horgan stopped in Vernon Tuesday to meet a handful of supporters. He addressed the problem facing tree fruit farmers suffering financially as cheap Washington state apples flood the province. He says it's time to ``reinvent'' the Buy BC campaign. ``It doesn't help British Columbia to buy apples from Washington state,'' Horgan said. Read more

Statement from John Horgan: Public Control Over Public Forests

John Horgan promises to put “public interest” back into our public forest management

Pointing to ten years of Liberal neglect in BC’s forests, John Horgan pledged to put public values and interests back into the management of public forests, and to work toward maximum value-added manufacturing of BC logs to create BC jobs. Read more

Horgan building Mainland base of support

“Not everybody is enthusiastic for the B.C. Liberals at this point,” Horgan said. “My message is of certainty. We want a prosperous private sector, but not at the expense of social development.”

Juan de Fuca MLA logs long miles in search of NDP leadership

In politics, a key issue is usually the economy – a message that has hit home for John Horgan as he crisscrosses the province on the B.C. NDP campaign trail.

Now two months into his campaign to lead the NDP and ultimately become premier, the Juan de Fuca MLA and Langford resident said he has a new appreciation for the economic woes of northern B.C. Read more

Business in Vancouver Survey Part 1

•How would you keep health care spending under control while improving the quality of care that patients receive?

•Would you balance the provincial budget by 2013 if you were premier? If so, what tax changes would you make to achieve that?

•Would the B.C. government spend less if you were premier? If so, in what areas?

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Campbell River Labour Council Survey

Q: What do you see as the relationship between the NDP and the trade union movement?

A: The trade union movement is a founding member of our party. We should honor and celebrate our joint history and recommit to building our party to meet the new challenges our Province is facing.
What regular liaison with the BCFL Executive would you establish (or continue) if you are

If elected, Horgan to tackle online gaming

B.C. NDP MLA John Horgan says he would unplug online gaming if elected B.C. premier.

Horgan, one of five candidates for the party leadership, said the B.C. Lottery Corporation's online gaming is particularly vulnerable to money laundering, fraud, and related crimes. Read more

Horgan Pulls Plug on Online Casino

VANCOUVER - John Horgan committed today to pulling the plug on BC Lottery Corporation’s online casino and focusing instead on responsible gaming, crime prevention and restoring gaming funding to charities and non-profit organizations.

“British Columbia needs to focus on operating our current gaming activities in compliance with the law, and restoring trust with local communities, charities and non-profit organizations who have been left behind in the massive Liberal gaming expansion of the last ten years," said Horgan. Read more

NDP leadership contender meets with Rupert residents

“Investment has to understand - forest companies in particular - that they have tenure rights to the land. In the past those rights meant that they had to add value to that product here, but they no longer have to do that under the Liberals. I would take steps to change that,” say Horgan.

Provincial NDP leadership candidate John Horgan stopped in Prince Rupert last week to have lunch with local party members at the Ocean View restaurant.

Horgan is a self-described moderate, which he believes will be an asset for the party if he is the one to face Liberal Party leader Christy Clark in the next election. Read more

Parental Leave, Wages Among Horgan’s Focus for Women

VICTORIA—NDP leadership candidate and Juan de Fuca MLA John Horgan marked International Women’s Day by announcing his plans for addressing women’s issues in British Columbia. “On the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, it is appropriate to both reflect on the steps we’ve taken to embrace equality for women and think about the work that remains to be done,” said Horgan. Read more

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