B.C. premier says mess left by previous government is to blame for delayed legislation

B.C. Premier John Horgan, speaking at the UBCM conference on Sept. 29, 2017. Global News

B.C.’s premier believes the BC Liberals left the government with a lot of garbage to clean up, preventing the NDP-Green coalition from moving faster on its promises made during the election campaign.

John Horgan says he’d like to move more quickly on passing legislation but claims he was handed the keys to a messy house.

“Other issues that we had not anticipated; The ICBC debacle, the situation left to us by the BC Liberals in a whole number of areas was not anticipated. You take people at their word when they say the situation is ‘X’ and when you arrive and it’s ‘Y’ that’s an opportunity to reflect and make sure you make the right choices. And that’s what we’ve been doing.”

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The NDP government has put several reviews in place including the BC Utilities Commission report on the Site C dam and a review of anti-money laundering policies in casinos.

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The BC Liberals have yet to respond to CKNW’s request for comment.

With files from Emily Lazatin

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