The NDP MLA for Powell River-Sunshine Coast believes the Throne Speech laid out a plan that will benefit most British Columbians.

Nic Simons says the budget will be coming down next week but the speech gave us a preview of what we can expect.

“We heard the Lieutenant governor read a speech that was basically about the government’s plan to keep working on the affordability issues,” said Simons.

“We want to make sure that we have┬áservices that British Columbians need. And there was mention of housing and also freezing ferry fares.”

Other promises that were made during the Throne Speech included a promise to unveil a poverty-reduction strategy, making cell phone bills more affordable and a crackdown on ticket scalpers.