Fraser angry at premier

Premier Christy Clark has cancelled the fall session of the B.C. Legislature—and Alberni-Pacific Rim MLA Scott Fraser isn’t happy about it.

Premier Christy Clark has cancelled the fall session of the B.C. Legislature—and Alberni-Pacific Rim MLA Scott Fraser isn’t happy about it.

“Cancelling the entire session is absurd,” said Fraser.

“It’s about the least democratic thing you could possibly do.”

The last time the fall session was cancelled was in 2013. The next provincial election is scheduled for May 9, 2017.

“It’s happened before with this premier before in another election year,” said Fraser. When Clark cancelled the fall session in 2012, it didn’t resume until March 2013—two months before the 2013 election.

Fraser noted that the timing allows for the incumbent Liberals to spend time fundraising.

“They have at least nine big Liberal fundraisers in October so they will do that rather than their jobs. They get to use taxpayer money to promote themselves,” he said. The lack of question period also concerns Fraser.

“It’s when we push ministers to do the right thing. Question period is the end game for getting ministers to deal with an issue that they haven’t been dealing with.”

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