In BC Blasted for Joining Ontario’s Fight to Limit Rights of Municipal Voters, Andrew MacLeod of The Tyee reported that John Horgan had become an ally of Ontario Premier Doug Ford.
Margot Young, a professor in the Allard School of Law at UBC said Premier John Horgan’s actions seem to contradict the NDP’s political perspective.
The B.C. government’s position relies on an “extremely regressive” reading of the Constitution of Canada, said Martha Jackman, a professor of constitutional law at University of Ottawa who has also taught at the University of British Columbia and at the University of Victoria.
“I’m disappointed to see a social democratic government proposing the same very regressive, conservative and narrow reading of Charter rights,” Jackman said.
We are not surprised. Shortly after June 30, 2017, John Horgan revealed his true self and buried BC NDP political perspectives alongside its principles. He is duplicating BC Liberal policies in important matters:
- BC Hydro mismanagement,
- Fossil fuel subsidies and promotion,
- Old growth forest destruction,
- Environmental failures,
- Partisan government advertising,
- Lucrative contracts for party supporters,
- Failure to document public business,
- Restraints on Freedom of Information,
- Disregard for transparency and accountability.