B.C. Liberals, Greens accuse Eby government of wasting time in the Legislature

Since BC Premier David Eby took the helm, the NDP has been in front of the cameras and on the podium for a series of press events and announcements.

But opposition parties said they ran out of words before time ran out in parliament, where the MLA is supposed to win support.

Last Thursday, with no bill to discuss, the meeting was postponed early and a meeting with opposition House Leader Todd Stone did not go well.

Liberal MLA of Kamloops – South Thompson said on Tuesday he was baffled by the NDP’s actions in parliament last week.

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“What we are saying is that, so far, the government’s mismanagement of all aspects of homes is at a level that none of us have ever seen.

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“It’s the 95th day of Premier Eby’s. Frankly, it’s hard to point out too many representative actions and bold steps that British Columbians have been led to believe.

Standing alongside Stone, BC Green Party House leader Adam Olson also shared his disappointment about Thursday’s early recess.

“It became a bit of a sore point for me. The actual discussion of private member hours and private member bills is important,” Olson shared.

“Every other agency in this country allows it, so I think it was very disappointing that it was used as is.”

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Stone also argued that the NDP introduced the bill too late, leaving the opposition with insufficient time to discuss it.

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“Passing legislation without scrutiny is simply unacceptable,” Stone said.

Prime Minister David Evey has denied attempts by the government to filibuster his bill.

For that matter, Eby blamed the opposition for not getting involved in the proposed legislation during the conference.

“Now, for whatever reason, the same members who are not asking questions or speaking about the proposed bill, I highly doubt it is their prerogative. It’s a decision,” Eby said at a press conference on Tuesday.

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So far, none of the bills introduced during Prime Minister Eby’s time have granted succession to the throne.

But when the budget is announced next week, it’s expected to get busy quickly.

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