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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Fraser Health Strikes Again: Wheelchair costs to quadruple come September

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Delta, B.C. – Delta South MLA Vicki Huntington stated today that Fraser Health’s recently-announced $25 wheelchair fee may be just the beginning of a new financial burden on wheelchair-using seniors. 

B.C. is 'an oil and gas colony'

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Peace Region citizens have complained that Alberta workers are working on oil and gas projects - then bringing that tax money back home.

After fall 2013, the Peace River Regional District could be planning on how to develop a plan to deal with intricacies of Alberta-B.C. trade.

MLA applauds budget for agricultural moves

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Delta South MLA Vicki Huntington says the provincial budget released this week is a moderate change of direction that corrects two important and long-standing policy oversights affecting agriculture.

Higher taxes, relief for farmers highlight Liberal budget

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The B.C. Liberals’ pre-election budget proposes to implement income tax increases on business and higher-income individuals, similar to proposals from the NDP opposition.