Taxes

Most provincial revenue comes from taxes, which in turn funds the services we use.  How the province chooses to brings in its revenue matters: over the years, our tax burden has shifted away from corporations and onto the individual consumer. While user fees have also steadily increased, the HST most recently has became the lightning rod for voters angry at financial decisions being made which disregard the interest of individuals in favour of business.  Future governments now know that the public must be included in decisions that affect our pocket books.

 

 

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Province increases grant threshold to $1.6 million

News Article

Quoted from the article (online here):

Delta homeowners who saw their assessments shoot over the threshold for the provincial homeowner grant got some good news this week.

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Rising values impact grant

News Article

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Delta homeowners that have already received advance notice their property assessments have skyrocketed also stand to lose their homeowner grant. ...

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My response to Budget 2016

Blog Post

Today, I stood to deliver my response to the B.C. government's budget for 2016/17. Due to time constraints, I was not able to speak to all my concerns about the budget. However, you can read my full speech below or watch my remarks in the House here.  

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My response to Budget 2016

Blog Post

Today, I stood to deliver my response to the B.C. government's budget for 2016/17. Due to time constraints, I was not able to speak to all my concerns about the budget. However, you can read my full speech below or watch my remarks in the House here.  

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