BC NDP pledges $400 annual renters rebate

John Horgan

John Horgan

Horgan said the $400 annual credit would apply to each rental unit, so multiple renters sharing a single residence wouldn't receive a cumulative benefit.

"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. "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".

British Columbia's party leaders levelled criticism at each other's spending promises as they spent Good Friday campaigning.

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- Liberal Leader Christy Clark campaigned in Kitimat to push her party's support for the liquefied natural gas industry. I'm committed to that, I'm committed to living within our means. "We were dead last in Canada for employment and economic growth and 50,000 families left B.C. because there was no job opportunities and this is exactly what this platform is going to be doing", she said.

A large part of cutting that waste, according to Horgan, is getting rid of what he calls Christy Clark's "LNG Fantasy Fund". Trying to meet that commitment she took $500-million from Medical Services Premium rates and put it into a phony fund.

"If there is not enough rental housing in the province, it's partly because we still need cities to get to work and zone more rental housing in the province".

White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson dresses his best for Jackie Robinson Day
Jackie Robinson was the first player of color to cross the lines of segregation in Major League Baseball on April 15, 1947. Robinson had a bunt single in the seventh inning that helped to spark a 3-run-rally, and the Dodgers went on to win, 5-3.

But that $7-billion will be debt; so how will it impact the books? "Zero dollars a year", said Horgan.

It promises to pay for the new spending by raising large corporate income tax by one per cent, imposing an "empty housing speculation tax" and reinstating a two-per cent income tax increase on high-income earners removed by the BC Liberal government in 2015.

Paris Gaudet, candidate for the B.C. Liberals in the Nanaimo riding, told the News Bulletin that the NDP platform is unbalanced, lacks creativity and would cost middle class families a fortune.

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But the regime has denied any responsibility, saying its air strikes hit a rebel depot containing chemical materials. The U.S. military carried out air strikes against the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Thursday.

He says it would cost $4-billion per year if brought in, and again raising the spectre of B.C. losing its AAA credit rating.

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