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Give the people what they want. Feb. 29: Premier announces new action against violent crime March 13: Nights Alive initiative gives youth alternatives to crime March 15: Premier to talk to students on provincewide network March 15: Clark launches jobs and training guarantee for youth, challenges private sector to help meet target of 11,500 jobs March 18: Tuition fees frozen despite federal cuts to B.C. education funding, Clark says March 19: Clark guarantees access to post-secondary education March 19: AG confirms crown policy to prosecute johns and pimps of sexually exploited children March 20: Attorney general launches youth violence prevention video March 21: Provincial plan on prostitution and sexual exploitation of youth announced March 21: Clark sets goal to create 21,000 more forest sector jobs through Jobs and Timber accord March 26: Start-up funds provided to RCMP homicide squad March 26: Clark targets 5,000 new jobs in environmental industries by year 2000 March 26: B.C. in partnership to help Canada become first country to link all students to information highway March 27: Clark announces ICBC rate freeze March 27: Industry joins province to prevent pollution March 27: Duke Point ferry terminal on schedule, on budget March 27: Provincial funding supporting innovative research at B.C.’s universities The above is a partial list of press releases that have streamed out of Victoria in the last two weeks. Few could find fault with initiatives that provide more resources to fight crime or that provide better opportunities for youth, but isn’t anyone in any of the opposition parties the slightest bit curious about how all these programs are going to be paid for?

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