BC Premier Christy Clark at a press conference in Vancouver, BC, Aug. 29, 2012.
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“I think it’s embarrassing to BC democracy that the premier won't face the legislature. I think that's embarrassing,” said Dix.
He joked about the decision, comparing it to the NHL lockout, but did not downplay his concerns.
“The people who pay for the legislature should be most disappointed,” he said.
BC Finance Minister Mike de Jong said this decision will allow the government to work on its budget.
BC’s MLAs may be the only elected officials in Canada not sitting in 2012. Ontario MLAs are already in session and other provincial legislatures will reconvene in the fall, but the BC government likely won't sit until February 2013.