Clark no outsider: Fraser

New premier designate is the ultimate Liberal insider, says NDP MLA

Christy Clark may bill herself as a political outsider, but she was one of the prime architects of the Gordon Campbell agenda, says Scott Fraser.

The NDP representative for the Alberni-Pacific Rim riding said that, far from being an outsider, Clark was integral to the early Campbell agenda for the province.

“This is the ultimate Liberal insider,” Fraser said. “Make no mistake, she was the co-author of Campbell’s New Era document and she was on the executive when they tore up all the HEU contracts and fired thousands of mostly women from those contracts. She was also Minister of Education when they brought in the formula that is potentially shutting down KSS and was responsible for the closure of over 100 schools in B.C.”

Fraser called it ironic that Clark won the leadership on a platform of putting families first, when she made cuts to the Ministry of Children and Families when she was in government.

“Her history has been very hard on families, children in care, children in schools,” he said. “All of the terrible  cuts to that ministry that affected children in care to this day — as the school changes affect us to this day — she was the minister through that.”


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