Strong economy, strong health care, says Christy Clark in Courtenay

Christy Clark detailed Tuesday in Courtenay how growing a strong economy and controlling spending will enable investments in health care.

PUT TO WORK B.C. Liberal Leader Christy Clark lent a hand smoothing cement at the future site of the Comox Valley Hospital prior to a press conference Tuesday morning.

During a visit Tuesday to the site of the future Comox Valley Hospital, provincial Liberal leader Christy Clark detailed how growing a strong economy and controlling spending will enable further investments in health care.

“Families are at the centre of everything we stand for as today’s BC Liberals,” said Clark. “That’s why we are we are focused on growing our strong economy and creating a debt-free B.C. so that we can continue to provide families the services they need, like a new Comox Valley hospital.

“By controlling government spending, the BC Liberals have been able to make room for the largest health-care infrastructure investments in B.C. history,” she said. “Comox Valley Hospital and Campbell River Hospital are just two examples. They will provide better care for residents, create construction jobs and provide long-term opportunities for health-care professionals and their families.

“In our platform, Strong Economy … Secure Tomorrow, today’s BC Liberals are committed to increasing the number of hospice beds by 100 per cent, by 2020. We will work with the Comox Valley Hospice Society to help make their dream for a new hospice a reality.”

“The NDP’s plan for out-of-control spending will only drive B.C. into debt and if you don’t control spending, you won’t be able to build hospitals like this,” said Comox Valley candidate and Education Minister Don McRae. “Under the NDP, health care was neglected, wait times grew and nursing jobs were reduced.”

— B.C. Liberal Party

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