The specific budget for the stockpile is not publicly available and Ms. Thornton was not able to provide the information when asked by NDP MP Don Davies. However, the funding envelope for the agency’s program that is responsible for managing the NESS has changed dramatically over the past decade of Conservative and Liberal governments, to $71.8-million in 2014 from $19.8 million in 2012.
B.C. MP Don Davies called Broadbent a "pillar of the NDP."
"His legacy of fighting for justice, equality, and a better Canada will forever inspire us," Davies said on X.