A left-leaning think tank calls the BC budget short-sighted.
Senior economist Iglinka Ivanova with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives accuses the BC Liberals of short-changing the province’s low and middle-income families while cutting taxes for the rich.
Ivanova says one of the only bright spots in the budget was the end to child support claw-backs affecting single-parent families.
The NDP MLA for Stikine says the BC liberals continue to ignore the importance of the forest industry to the provincial economy.
Doug Donaldson says it would’ve been nice to see some of the budget 2015 towards getting more added value out of public forests.
Donaldson says Quebec gets three times the jobs from every tree processed compared to British Columbia.