Weaver statement on Minister de Jong’s release of 2016-17 fiscal update

June 28, 2017

VICTORIA, B.C. - Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green caucus, responded today to Finance Minister de Jong’s fiscal update.

“The timing of this update so close to an expected non-confidence vote is unusual,” Weaver said. “Normally, the government would not provide information related to the public accounts until they have been independently audited by the auditor general. They can only be viewed as draft at this stage; we must wait to see if they hold up to scrutiny.

“It is encouraging to hear that B.C’s economy is doing well. However, releasing this information out of political calculation is inappropriate.”


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