G. Campbell: "...The fact is that everyone in this House has to make priorities. Our priorities, on this side of the House, are to care for children in need and to make sure that children in the government's care are protected. Our legislative officer -- the child, youth and family advocate -- has said quite clearly: "We need to challenge the 'too bad we can't afford it' attitude about essential services for children and youth, knowing that if we don't pay now we will pay more dearly later." TUESDAY, MAY 5, 1998, BC Legislative Assembly
Premier Campbell cut the child, youth and family advocate position and the Child Commissioner. $300 million cut from the Ministry of Children and Family Development. 100's of staff laid off.
I agree with the Opposition Leader Campbell, "We need to challenge the 'too bad we can't afford it'"
Sherry Charlie deserved more from us.
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