“[Smith] is an example of one of my core beliefs, you cannot build a government that works for the people if you don’t build it with MLAs who work for people, who listen to people,” she said. “We need MLAs in Victoria who are going to take their orders from their constituents, not from what goes on in Victoria. We need people like [Smith] who are straight shooters, who are opinionated, who are fighters and who are prepared to stand up for what they believe in.”
Clark also took some shots at the opposition.
“The opposition parties have a very different agenda,” she said. “They want to hike taxes and kill thousands of good high paying jobs. They would push families to the brink and they would squander our prosperity.”
She wants to keep B.C.’s ball rolling, using Victoria’s low unemployment numbers to illustrate what the Liberal government has done for B.C.
“Our plan is to control government spending because we know that we want a bigger economy not a bigger government,” she said.
In their platform the Liberal’s have proposed working to open markets for B.C. wood and forest products to China and India, committing to a logger truck training credit in order to help employers with the cost of training new people and phasing out the PST on electricity among many other things.
“I believe in taking responsibility for our future and I believe in accountability,” Smith said. “For far too long the North Island has been represented by people who don’t know what true leadership is. They think just saying no, over and over and over and over again is leadership. That’s not leadership. Leadership is talking to people, it means protecting what is important and making sure that people have the opportunity to make a good living and control their own future.”