Opposition Leader Christy Clark paid the Evacuees in Prince George a visit today, after visiting Kamloops and the Lakes Country earlier in the week.
“It’s comforting for people to know that people in government are really thninking about them and want to hear from them directly.”She had praise for Premier John Horgan’s decision to extend the state of emergency by another two weeks.
“I think it’s necessary. I also think that [Horgan] should double the fund that we made available. We put aside $100 million to support recovery. I think we’re going to need another $100 million in that fund,” says Clark. “There’s over 45,000 been evacuated. They are going to need more help. He’s also go to make sure we are committing money to support ranchers who have lost their livelihood, to support people who need to get back in their homes. I mean, there are mills that are now being threatened. We’ve go to be there to support them.”
Horgan has also put forward another $600 per household to evacuees to cover basic expenses and will do so again in another two weeks if there are still displaces people.