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Horgan says Wilkinson pledge to axe speculation tax would lead to skyrocketing housing prices
COQUITLAM — While Andrew Wilkinson doubled down on his plan give a tax break to developers and speculators, John Horgan said a re-elected BC NDP government will build on the progress they have made to put the brakes on skyrocketing housing prices and build thousands more affordable rental units.
Public inquiry on Dirty Money delayed until after election
VANCOUVER - Today, Justice Austin Cullen delayed hearings of the Commission on money laundering until after the election. The independent public inquiry, launched by the BC NDP government, will reconvene hearings on October 26, 2020.
"I am sure that Andrew Wilkinson is breathing a deep sigh of relief upon...
Andrew Wilkinson’s 30% Homelessness Spike
While Andrew Wilkinson sat at the cabinet table, homelessness in Metro Vancouver soared by 30% from 2,777 to 3,605 (2014-2017: Homeless Count BCNPHA).
With record investments to tackle homelessness, John Horgan and the BC NDP...
Statement from Premier John Horgan on Surrey Police transition
Premier John Horgan has released the following statement on the Surrey Police transition:
"Public safety and policing is a critical issue for people in Surrey. They deserve to feel safe in their community, and I and everyone in my caucus take this issue very seriously. That’s why we've invested in...
Wilkinson doubles down on ending speculation tax
Last night, BC Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson doubled down on his commitment to give tax breaks to people with multiple vacant homes.
Wilkinson committed to eliminating the BC NDP’s Speculation and Vacancy Tax, which applies to owners with multiple houses in urban areas who decide to leave them...
Wilkinson Would Let Maple Ridge Tent City Grow Again
If it was up to Andrew Wilkinson, there would still be a tent city in Maple Ridge.
Wilkinson has opposed the temporary housing that the City of Maple Ridge says was necessary to shut down the tent city:
“The remaining residents of the camp were provided with priority access to the new Garibaldi Ridge...
BC NDP candidates announced following nomination contests
Following the close of voting for contested nominations last night, the BC NDP is proud to announce the candidates for 7 ridings. These candidates join John Horgan’s BC NDP team and will work for people in their community to make life better.
Boundary-Similkameen: Roly Russell
Horgan will expand $10 a day child care, keep making life more affordable
Wilkinson would put progress at risk, prioritize tax cuts for the wealthy
MAPLE RIDGE — Today, John Horgan promised that a re-elected BC NDP government will build on the fastest creation of child care spaces in BC history by providing more spaces at $10 a day.
“I’m proud of the work we’ve done...
Andrew Wilkinson would scrap childcare fee reduction he complained is “very expensive”
BC Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson has consistently opposed John Horgan’s Childcare Fee Reduction Initiative that has reduced costs for parents of 63,000 kids.
When John Horgan introduced the initiative in Budget 2018, Wilkinson complained to Global News that the fee reduction was “very expensive” for...
Statement from Premier John Horgan on federal throne speech
Premier John Horgan has released the following statement in response to the federal Speech from the Throne:
"I welcome the federal government's commitment to extend and enhance business support programs as we all continue to work to restart our economy and recover jobs for people.
"I very much look...
Wilkinson Caught Misleading on Surrey Police
Andrew Wilkinson showed he won’t let the facts or the positions his party has already committed to stop him from trying to play politics.
When asked today by Mike Smyth about what he would do on the transition to a new municipal Surrey police force, Wilkinson said:
“I’m not close...
Andrew Wilkinson’s record: tax breaks for the rich
Earlier this year, Andrew Wilkinson made his position clear: he thinks the richest 1% of British Columbians are paying too much tax.
Here’s Wilkinson in February of this year, responding to the BC NDP’s decision to add a tax bracket for people making over $220,000: