It is simply unacceptable to prioritize those incarcerated, as dangerous offenders, ahead of our most vulnerable citizens
Tragically, seniors in care facilities continue to die every day here in BC and are continually proven to be the most at-risk community
Speaking this morning from Ft. St. John, Conservative BC leader Trevor Bolin made the following statement regarding prisoner vaccinations:
"The Conservative Party of BC unequivocally condemns the prioritization of inmates, in prisons, who will be receiving vaccination ahead of vulnerable residents in long term care facilities.
All vulnerable individuals deserve protection as soon as possible, however the fact is we have an extremely limited supply of vaccines. Tragically, seniors in care facilities continue to die every day here in BC and are continually proven to be the most at-risk community.
It is simply unacceptable to prioritize those jailed as dangerous offenders for serious crimes, ahead of our most susceptible citizens who have spent their lives contributing to our province; including 61 who have died in just the first 6 days of January.
While we are fully aware this is a federal issue, we call on Premier Horgan to immediately demand Prime Minister Trudeau correct this injustice immediately. Furthermore, the Premier must commit that inmates in BC’s provincial jails will not also receive similar preferential treatment.
Premier Horgan, let’s ensure hardworking British Columbians come before inmates locked away for the crimes they have committed against communities, and families.”