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B.C. Legislature to resume with NDP's third throne speech

Last Updated Feb 12, 2019 at 8:56 am PST

Summary

Throne speech expected to give more details about clean energy plan

Affordability also expected to continue to rank high on NDP agenda

VICTORIA (NEWS 1130) – MLAs are back in Victoria Tuesday morning as the Legislature returns for the third Throne Speech under this NDP government.

The speech is expected to give more details about the province’s recently announced clean energy plan and what kind of incentives we will see to encourage people to go green.

Affordability also expected to continue rank high on the NDP agenda, but no one is holding their breath for the long-promised $400 renters’ rebate.

But, following the allegations of lavish spending by two B.C. officials, the beginning of the session is expected to bring more than just hints about what we will see in the budget.

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We also expect to see a motion in the house to have Liberal Joan Issacs replace Linda Reid as Deputy Speaker, a move by the Liberals to quell the distraction over Reid’s spending during her time as Speaker as expense spending on the business side of the house is under the microscope.

The Liberals are expected to put Joan Issacs up as a replacement.