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BC NDP launches new ad about Falcon’s defence of housing speculators
The BC NDP has launched a new ad highlighting BC Liberal Leader Kevin Falcon’s defence of housing speculators and his opposition to the Speculation and Vacancy Tax.
“Kevin Falcon’s record shows he will work for the richest 1% while making life more expensive for everyone else,” said BC NDP MLA Niki...
Falcon refuses to condemn anti-science views of his MLAs
Kevin Falcon’s refusal to condemn climate-denying views expressed by his MLAs shows he’s out of step with British Columbians, says BC NDP MLA George Heyman.
Over the last three years, BC Liberal MLAs Ellis Ross and John Rustad have consistently questioned the science of climate change and criticized the...
Falcon hiding from debate shows he’s scared to defend his record, says Ashe
BC Liberal Leader Kevin Falcon’s refusal to appear on Spice Radio (AM 1200) to debate shows he’s hiding from his record of making life harder for people, says Vancouver-Quilchena BC NDP candidate Jeanette Ashe.
“I was disappointed that Mr. Falcon refused to participate in the radio debate yesterday,”...
Kevin Falcon lies about giving tax cuts to the top one percent
In today’s Vancouver-Quilchena debate on CKNW, BC Liberal Leader Kevin Falcon lied about his record of giving tax breaks to the top income bracket.
He said: “I think accurate facts are important when we have a discussion like this. The fact is, we did not give tax breaks to the top 1%.”
In fact, his...
Falcon says Speculation and Vacancy Tax unfair to 1% with empty second homes
Kevin Falcon is defending the fewer than 1% of British Columbians who pay the Speculation and Vacancy Tax on second properties left empty in cities hard hit by the housing crisis.
Recently, Falcon said the tax was unfair to those with multiple vacant properties:
"Two thirds of the speculation tax is...
Falcon’s record of mental health service cuts shows he’s not working for people
Kevin Falcon’s record of service cuts and harmful comments regarding mental health show he’s not working for people, say Vancouver-Quilchena BC NDP candidate Jeanette Ashe and MLA Sheila Malcolmson.
“Our province is facing significant challenges with mental health and addictions, and Kevin Falcon’s...
Ashe and Robinson call on Falcon to apologize for cuts to sexual assault centre funding
BC NDP Vancouver-Quilchena candidate Jeanette Ashe and Selina Robinson are calling on BC Liberal Leader Kevin Falcon to apologize for his role in funding cuts that closed 37 women’s centres in 2002.
When Falcon was at the cabinet table, the BC Liberals cut $2 million in funding for centres offering sexual...
BC NDP nominates accomplished advocate Jeanette Ashe to challenge Kevin Falcon in Vancouver-Quilchena
Vancouver, BC - Jeanette Ashe points to Kevin Falcon’s record of making life harder for people as a key factor in her decision to run.
Chair of the Political Science department at Douglas College, PhD, and an advocate for increasing diversity in government by helping women get elected, Ashe says she’s...
Kevin Falcon would cancel ICBC changes that saved drivers nearly $500
BC Liberal Leadership candidate Kevin Falcon opposes changes to ICBC that have reduced insurance rates and put $500 into drivers’ pockets every year.
A progress report just released by ICBC shows that switching to the enhanced care model has saved drivers an average of $490 annually, $90 more than was...
Kevin Falcon must denounce anti-vaccine views from BC Liberal caucus, says Lore
BC Liberal Leadership candidate Kevin Falcon must support a science-based approach to the pandemic and denounce anti-vaccine views from BC Liberal caucus members.
Yesterday, BC Liberal MLA Renee Merrifield wrote to supporters condemning vaccine passports and defending the fringe anti-vaccine trucker convoy...
Kevin Falcon shows his elitism by mocking regular jobs
At last night’s BC Liberal leadership debate, Kevin Falcon mocked BC NDP MLAs with working class backgrounds.
Falcon said of BC NDP MLAs, “this is the best job they’ll ever have and they’ll hang onto it like a drowning person with a life raft.”...
Allegations of voter fraud in BC Liberal leadership should be independently investigated
Serious allegations of voter fraud involving the BC Liberal leadership campaign should be investigated independently, Vancouver-Hastings MLA Niki Sharma said today.
According to multiple media reports, five of seven leaderships campaigns have sent a joint letter to the BC Liberals’ Leadership Organizing...