B.C. budget: if you didn’t see some NDP promises, this is why they weren’t there
The budget update presented by B.C.’s NDP minority government on Monday was as notable for what wasn’t in it as for what was.
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Certain matters, such as housing and child care policy, must be discussed with the B.C. Greens under the parties’ Confidence and Supply agreement.
The minority government committed to certain actions on child care and housing in Monday’s update.
The budget update saw the B.C. NDP put forward $20 million in new child care funding so that the province can create 4,100 new daycare spaces.