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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Rate hikes concern float home residents

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The cost of living on the water is rising, with lease rates on water lots along the Fraser River set to increase dramatically for float home residents.

Concerned leaseholders are planning to meet tonite to discuss rate hikes, some as high as 79 per cent, as Port Metro Vancouver tries to bring water lot rents up to market value.

Speculators should be farming: Paton

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Speculators that own Delta farmland should be required to farm their lands.

That's what Coun. Ian Paton had to say as the future of Delta's agricultural lands has recently been making news again.

Massey Tunnel could be tolled

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Delta motorists waiting in the daily traffic jams to get through the George Massey Tunnel might end up having to pay a toll for the privilege.

That possibility could be made reality if Metro Vancouver and the province support the suggestions in a recent TransLink report examining potential revenue streams, including tolling major bridges and the tunnel.

Inequitable port subsidy hits Delta

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Delta, B.C. – Independent MLA Vicki Huntington believes the B.C. government should not be subsidizing port property taxes.  But if the property tax subsidy program must continue, she feels the government must go back to the drawing board.