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Sonia Furstenau disputing NDP counterpart's claims on promise of providing daycare for 10 dollars

BY The Canadian Press, Sep 24, 2020 3:33 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

B.C. Green Party Leader Sonia Furstenau stands by before delivering her victory speech during a press event in Victoria, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Green Leader Sonia Furstenau is disputing her NDP counterpart's claims that her party stood in the way of improving child care in BC.

Green Leader Sonia Furstenau is disputing her NDP counterpart's claims that her party stood in the way of improving child care in BC.

John Horgan says his minority government couldn't fulfil the NDP's 2017 platform promise of providing daycare for 10 dollars a day because it couldn't get support from the Greens.

But in a statement, Furstenau says she has been pushing the New Democrats for the legislation.

Instead, she says Horgan chose to call an election.

The Green leader also spoke to the Union of BC Municipalities today, telling the local politicians the election was unnecessary.

Furstenau says the minority government resulted in stronger legislation because each bill was reviewed by two caucuses.

She says the Greens had a hand in getting big money out of politics, lobby reform and launching the public inquiry into money laundering because of its position in propping up the NDP in the legislature.

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