Thursday, 27 April, 2017

BC party leaders take election campaign to annual Sikh celebration

John and Ellie Horgan Ellie and B.C. NDP Leader John Horgan have been married for 33 years
Erik Tate | 16 April, 2017, 02:50

The NDP said an additional $530 million would come from increased revenues and savings to produce a $108 million surplus.

- British Columbia's privacy commissioner rejected the second of two complaints filed by the Liberals that alleged the New Democrats had breached privacy laws by sharing supporter lists.

He's also promising a two per cent speculation tax for properties owned by people who don't pay tax in B.C. "This approach has the option of being nice to immigrants but also making sure we can draw people to Vancouver to live and work here, because it's not too expensive". Promises $30M a yr for K-12 classroom supplies.

The party has also pledged to amend the Residential Tenancy Act to outlaw fixed-term leases and rent increases based on average prices in the surrounding neighbourhood.

Once the money from the prosperity fund is used, they say they will have created a new transportation plan for the entire region in consultation with Metro Vancouver mayors.

He says the growing economy will generate $3-billion in new revenue for the provincial government, and he will cut some of what he calls "waste" in the Christy Clark government.

Jared Kushner omits some foreign contacts on security form
She was one of only a few senior aides not present at this week's summit with the Chinese president at Trump's Florida estate. As for the former Breitbart executive, if he is fired, just blame Jared Kushner , Trump's son-in-law, for the inside job.

It may be a statutory holiday, but that's not stopping the leaders of B.C.'s three major parties from campaigning. I'm committed to that, I'm committed to living within our means.

Roy, chief executive of the BC Non-Profit Housing Association, said the grant would make a difference for people who have seen their rent go up.

Initial estimates by CKNW indicate the plan could cost $54.5-million a year to cover the City of Vancouver alone. "We're going to take that $500-million and put it to work for British Columbians".

How will Horgan pay for this?

But that $7-billion will be debt; so how will it impact the books? The NDP's first increase would raise $140 million in 2019-20, which Horgan's plan counts as revenue rather than offsetting against income taxes as the BC Liberals have pledged to do.

- Horgan says he's already having meetings about how to distribute legal marijuana, including talks with liquor outlets, craft brewers, pharmacies and dispensaries.

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