Question period kicks off in the B.C. Legislature on Monday, with Premier Horgan humming the F-bomb.
Opposition parties spent a large part of Monday’s question period pressuring the BC NDP over access to family doctors.
“A million British Columbians are without a family doctor, and that’s unacceptable,” said Trevor Halford, a BC Liberal legislator in Surrey-White Rock.
In Kelowna, residents face the second longest wait times to access walk-in clinics in Canada, second only to Victoria. Halford notes that in Surrey, there are 13 walk-in clinics that fill up for the day by 10 a.m.
“This is when the Premier will step into this House and assure the British Columbians that they will be supported by a family doctor,” Halford continued.
Health Minister Adrian Dix was answering questions before Horgan stepped in to answer Halford. The premier said Dix is working “24 hours a day” to improve healthcare in BC, prompting applause from the NDP side of the aisle.
When the Liberals began to chime in, Horgan yelled back that “they don’t want answers because they’re a part of the problem”—which, surprisingly, prompted even more upset.
“Do you want to hear it man, or do you just want to hear your voice,” Horgan shouted across the house. “Why don’t you go to the bathroom and talk to yourself there, because you don’t want to hear the answer in this place.”
After shouting more from the liberal side, Horgan waved to them with an “ah f**k” and sat down.
At that time the speaker asked for a break of 10 minutes.
Horgan tweeted About the exchange later: “If my mother was still around, she would be on her way to the Legislature with the bar of Irish Spring.”