Reaction to the province’s budget was generally negative from opposition MLA’s.

MLA for Powell River-Sunshine Coast Nicolas Simons says he was happy to hear a commitment to hire more social workers, although he notes it’s still not enough.

He says the announcement of more money for the disabled was a complete non-starter.

The government has also been criticized for the changes to MSP premiums that exempt children but couples who earn $45,000 a year or more will pay an extra $20 a month.