"If the government delivers on their commitments, we will have turned the corner on 16 years of neglect for the public services that British Columbians rely on." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
"The former government spent 16 years balancing the books by eroding public services, and this government has clearly signalled a new approach that reflects a number of priorities the BCGE/NUPGEU has identified in our budget submissions." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
"British Columbians see this speech for what it is — a cynical public relations exercise by a political party trying desperately to cling to power at any cost." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
Mt. Polley acknowledgement highlights need to boost environmental protection.