BC party leaders take election campaign to annual Sikh celebration

BC party leaders take election campaign to annual Sikh celebration

The NDP expects to reverse a Liberal tax cut to the top two per cent of earners, as well as introduce a housing speculation tax and a one-per-cent increase to the corporate tax rate.

"It's affordable. It makes sense".

"I am so thankful to be surrounded by just the best volunteers in the province, people who care about their community". Horgan asked about the Port Mann and Golden Ears bridges.

Horgan visited Structurlam Products Ltd.in Okanagan Falls Thursday, then made a stop to check out the expansion at the Penticton Lakeside Resort, with a final stop at local candidate Tarik Sayeed's office before heading back West to Vancouver Island.

"I think a foreign-uyer tax in the era of [U.S. President Donald] Trump is particularly undesirable", said real estate economist Tom Davidoff of UBC's Sauder School of Business.

"It's a very targeted tax toward people who are buying property here, or who own property here, but who aren't paying income tax here", NDP MLA David Eby said on Thursday.

The party is also promising changes to how British Columbians pay for MSP, though their plan is to alter, not abolish, the controversial payments.

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The platform also includes plans for $10-a-day childcare and an annual $400 rebate for renters.

Lower taxes attract talent, according to Clark, and her government has put away $1-billion to create new housing for those prospective workers.

De Jong says the NDP's plan "is not possible" unless one of two things happen: "an operating deficit, or massive tax increases", adding it's not sustainable and can not co-exist with a balanced budget.

"It's the platform of a party that has had experience in government and wants the opportunity to do it again and is not going to oversell and is not going to make ridiculous goals that can not be kept", he said.

"Here we've got hallway medicine emerging", said Horgan, citing the story of a senior who laid on a bed in the Eagle Ridge Hospital hallway for 36 hours.

John Horgan says tax increases to the wealthy and to corporations and getting rid of what he calls "the Christy Clark LNG fantasy fund" will create new revenue, and $7-billion in new capital projects will spur the economy.

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