Premier Christy Clark takes to airwaves to announce government's priorities
B.C. Premier Christy Clark was back in her old stomping grounds as the former radio talk show host to announce her government’s priorities on Monday on the CKNW station.
The move by Clark came a day before the start of the spring legislative session on Tuesday.
During the 90-minute appearance on a private radio station in Vancouver where Clark once hosted a show before she became premier, she emphasized her government would be sticking with its policies of fiscal restraint, job creation and economic growth.
Clark’s plan means a tough year for unions and teachers as the Liberal government continues its focus to balance the budget by the 2013-14 fiscal year.
Clark added there would be no wage increase for B.C.’s teachers, and she was not optimistic that the continuing job action would be solved with a negotiated settlement.
She also said she will outline a seniors agenda in the next few days, but did not release any details.