I’ve been critical of the time it takes to build, and I will continue to be critical while people are living in the depths of poverty in B.C., but I acknowledge that it is harder to build good, long-lasting public services than it is to destroy them. We only have to look to history or to other jurisdictions for evidence of the speed of destruction from neoliberal governments intent on reducing the power of our collective endeavours.

So I welcome a government that is attempting to strengthen community through progressive policy change, and I urge them not to stop until everyone is out of the hole and fully included in our communities.