Conservative leader Trevor Bolin says, ‘We are flattered the official opposition (BC Liberals) shared our same concerns from a month earlier’
Nearly a month ago (June 19th), Conservative Party of BC leader, Trevor Bolin, remarked to me that the party is “... hoping that Victoria has an effective restart plan, keeping in mind the BC forest industry was struggling before COVID-19 ... and long term plans for forestry, mining, energy and
need to be included so all regions of BC can emerge stronger.”
He went on to say, “We would support a reduction - or removal - of PST on hotels, restaurants and fuel, and a removal of the carbon tax to encourage a rebound in tourism and help all British Columbians”.
“Once Dr. Bonnie Henry gives us the okay to open the province up, to more tourism, the old adage of ‘BC’ equals ‘Bring Cash’ needs to end. Punitive taxes have been milking tourists for years.”
And further, on the taxes we as British Columbians pay to government?
"We are suffering death by a thousand punitive taxes ... all consumption taxes are regressive, and”, he continued, “they impact the poor more than the wealthy”.
Now, earlier this week, several provincial media outlets were reporting that the BC Liberals were calling on the NDP government of Premier John Horgan to put a temporary halt on sales taxes.
In just one of the news stories (from News 1130) Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson was quoted saying, “When we’ve been successful combating COVID-19, we should be more advanced in our recovery plan. We shouldn’t be waiting for the situation to resolve itself elsewhere before we get going on rebuilding British Columbia.”
Okay ... so look above ... at the comments of Trevor Bolin.
See anything familiar?
Last night, I asked for his thoughts on the similarities -- he just laughed, while saying ... “We are flattered the official opposition shared our same concerns from a month earlier".
“We’re taking the concerns of British Columbians seriously. In next October’s provincial election, we’ll have a full package of grass roots policies and platforms that people expect from a party represented by the people, for the people of BC”.
“And, we will be backed by stellar candidates across the province”, Bolin concluded.