Vernon’s MLA says he will lobby the NDP government hard for more affordable housing funding for his constituency.
Eric Foster says that was one of his top priorities when the Liberals were in power.
” I was, sort of like everyone else, beating the door down to make sure that Vernon was being considered as they were. I will continue to do that and hopefully the government will pay attention.”
Eric Foster says he hears about the need from people who work in the business, and others.
“People at John Howard and the Upper Room Mission who work with these folks every day. But just from people in general. We’re a have country and a have province. We shouldn’t have people that don’t have a place to sleep.”
The NDP will issue its first budget update next week, outlining its priorities