B.C. wins big in budget, senior cabinet minister says

But opposition MPs said the budget represented an "assault" on individuals and groups concerned about the pace of energy and natural resource developments...New Democratic Party deputy leader Libby Davies, MP for Vancouver East, said the government ignored B.C.'s need for rental housing while funnelling mil-lions into resource initiatives. Davies said the government's use of Canada Revenue Agency bureaucrats to intimidate environmental groups is part of a broader effort to silence opposition. "This government is hell-bent on polarizing Canadians. They're giving a green light to their friends on resource projects and gagging everybody else."