BC NDP

Wilkinson refuses Horgan’s call to reveal tax plans before election day

In today’s debate, John Horgan challenged Andrew Wilkinson to reveal his tax plan before election day.

Wilkinson refused to commit to telling British Columbians what his tax plans are.

Wilkinson’s platform promises to “review all provincial taxes” - but not until after the votes are counted.

What is he hiding?

As BC Liberal Leader, Wilkinson has opposed a total of $3 billion in taxes on the wealthy and big businesses, including:

  • Wilkinson and his MLAs spoke against the $1.8 billion Employer Health Tax 348 times in the legislature.
  • In 2018, Wilkinson said “I’d like to, first of all, get rid of the unnecessary NDP taxes that have been piled on this year. That starts with this Employers Health Tax.”
  • In 2019, he said “asset taxes like the phony NDP school tax and the phony NDP speculation tax are going to disappear if we form government.”
  • Earlier this year, Wilkinson said the BC NDP’s taxes on people making more than $220,000 would “get people to leave the province.”

Wilkinson’s record opposing $3 billion in taxes on the wealthy and big business is available here.