The MLA for Shuswap says he doesn’t have a problem with the NDP raising welfare rates, and maintains the Liberal’s were planning to do the same thing.
Greg Kyllo says the NDP’s plan to boost disability and income assistance by 100 dollars a month, was in their revised throne speech.
“Where our party may differ, is that the BC Liberals believe strongly that those that have the ability to work, we should be doing everything we can to assist them with getting the skills training they require in order to get a job.”
Kyllo says he would be very surprised if the NDP minority government — propped up by three Green Party MLA’s — lasts four years.
Kyllo says the Liberals are willing to work with John Horgan’s New Democrats, and hold their feet to the fire, when needed.
“We certainly will be the strongest opposition every elected in the history of our province. We’ve got some very seasoned veterans, as well as some new talented MLA’s.”
Kyllo says he expects their leader Christy Clark will name the Liberals shadow cabinet in the next week or so.
Kyllo says he would be interested in a role dealing with the jobs, skills training or tourism.
Vernon Monashee Liberal Eric Foster says he will remain in his role as the whip.
“it’s not a lot different from when I was in government. In government you had to deal with the cabinet ministers and private members and who needed to be where and so on. In opposition, everybody is private members, so it will be different, but not a lot,” Foster tells Kiss FM.