What They’re Saying

HEALTH SERVICES*: $13,923,823,000 (actual expenses in fiscal 2009/10)

  • Feb. 1, 2011 1:00 p.m.

HEALTH SERVICES*: $13,923,823,000 (actual expenses in fiscal 2009/10)

George Abbott: Provide a health and wellness tax credit for families

Christy Clark: Increase health care funding; cover cost of nicotine

replacement therapies with proceeds from tobacco taxes

Kevin Falcon: Ensure “every dollar we put into health care maximizes

the benefits;” support families in making “good, healthy choices”

EDUCATION*: $5,069,692,000 (actual expenses in fiscal 2009/10)

Abbott: Introduce a $12-million grant program over next three years to

support the construction of new or replacement school playgrounds

Clark: Give more power to parents and ensure they have “as many

options as possible” to support their children’s development

Falcon: Ensure “no child is denied a proper education because of a learning

difficulty;” children can learn Chinese and Indian languages in school

HOUSING & SOCIAL DEV*: $2,735,104,000 (actual expenses, fiscal 09/10)

No campaign proposals from any leadership candidate at publication time

* On Oct. 25, Premier Gordon Campbell announced

changes that restructured many of these ministries

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