Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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VICTORIA. x-10s. The B-C Liberals have delivered a throne speech, promising increased funding for social assistance, a billion-dollar childcare plan and 50-thousand new housing units. This agenda comes after voters handed the party a minority government in the May election. Premier Christy Clark says she's taken ideas from Opposition parties in an effort to work with them, and that the government can afford the new plans.

("... the squeeze.") (SOURCE The Canadian Press)

TAG: Clark says the government had a higher-than-expected surplus this July and all the programs announced today will be added to the budget, if the Liberals remain in power long enough to present it to the legislature. …

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