NDP leader Adrian Dix came to Vernon and said that if the NDP was in power, they would give the money to open up the necessary beds for Vernon Jubilee Hospital. This would be great news.
Mr. Foster, lost without his dictator (Gordon Campbell) to tell him what to say, has said there is no money and it is easy for Dix to say these things, when he is not writing the cheque.
Hmmm, no money, eh?
The Liberals spent $2 billion on the useless Olympic Games. Useless for anyone outside of the Vancouver/Whistler area. But that is another story.
But even if they can spend $600 million to fix the roof of BC Place they should be able to find the money for VJH.
The BC Place only services Vancouver and immediate area.
If they did not spend the money on BC Place (alone, how many other projects do we pay for, from the Interior, just for Vancouver) you could have paid for the money needed for the Vernon Jubilee. If you take just half the money for BC Place, $300 million here would be the breakdown.
Mr. Foster said it would take $20 million to start up the two floors and $10 million per year to run. Well Mr. Foster, just by not spending frivolously on BC Place, to be home to two privately owned, for-profit teams, by my calculations, you would be able to easily run those two floors for 28 years.
Kind of easy to find the money if you look. But then Mr. Foster and his Liberals are the ones that like to close schools and make people lay in hospital corridors and Tim Hortons.
Also maybe Mr. Foster needs to be reminded that Vernon Jubilee is inside his electoral jurisdiction. He should be fighting for the money, not just saying there is no money and then celebrating a new roof in Vancouver.