Dix criticizes B.C. government 0
BC NDP Leader Adrian Dix on Tuesday criticized the B.C. government for not holding a fall legislative session.
"I think it's embarrassing to B.C. democracy that the premier won't face the legislature. I think that's embarrassing," said Dix.
He joked about the decision, comparing it to the NHL lockout, but did not downplay his concerns.
"The people who pay for the legislature should be most disappointed," he said.
B.C. Finance Minister Mike de Jong has said this decision would allow the government working on their budget.
B.C.'s MLAs may be the only elected officials in Canada not sitting in 2012. Ontario MLAs are already in session and other provincial legislatures will reconvene in the fall, but the B.C. government likely won't sit until February 2013.