BC Liberals call on Horgan’s NDP to rule out new Home Equity Tax

BC Liberals call on Horgan’s NDP to rule out new Home Equity Tax

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 5, 2020

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VANCOUVER-FRASERVIEW – BC Liberal candidate David Grewal is calling on John Horgan’s NDP to reject a new Home Equity Tax proposed by one of the key architects of their policy agenda.

The recent proposal for a new tax on homeowners comes from Dr. Paul Kershaw of UBC’s Generation Squeeze project. Kershaw is responsible for several signature NDP policies, including the $10-a-day childcare platform promise the government has failed to deliver.

“New and higher taxes, including the proposed Home Equity Tax, are the last thing British Columbians need right now,” wrote David Grewal, BC Liberal candidate for Vancouver-Fraserview, in a letter to Horgan. “We need a recovery driven by private sector entrepreneurship and innovation – and a government that makes life more affordable for British Columbians.”

Kershaw isn’t the only NDP-aligned voice calling for new and higher taxes. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, an influential left-wing think tank, is advocating for higher taxes as the key to economic recovery from the pandemic. And the BC Greens, who hold the balance of power in the Legislature, proposed a similar home equity tax in their 2017 campaign platform.

“With BC’s deficit and debt skyrocketing, my concern is the NDP’s first instinct will be to find new ways to tax British Columbians,” Grewal added. “What we need instead is a solid economic recovery plan that gets us back on track for prosperity and growth so we can pay for strong public services – and that’s what Andrew Wilkinson and the BC Liberals will deliver.”

Grewal noted that the proposed Home Equity Tax comes at a time when over a million BC condominium and townhouse residents are already struggling to make ends meet because of skyrocketing strata insurance rates – another problem where the NDP government has utterly failed to act.

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Contact:

Deanie Wong
778-994-5083
deanie.wong@bcliberals.com

BC Liberals call on Horgan’s NDP to rule out new Home Equity Tax

David Grewal officially nominated as BC Liberal candidate in Vancouver-Fraserview

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 14, 2020

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VANCOUVER — Local entrepreneur and community leader David Grewal has been officially nominated as the BC Liberal candidate for Vancouver-Fraserview in the next provincial election.

Grewal was acclaimed during a virtual candidate selection meeting and was joined by BC Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson and party supporters from throughout BC.

“I’m excited to welcome David Grewal to our growing, renewed team of community leaders who care about opportunity for all of BC,” Wilkinson said. “David’s years of business experience and community involvement will make him a strong voice for Vancouver-Fraserview as we work towards a prosperous, resilient, sustainable future.”

“Thank you to the BC Liberal members of Vancouver-Fraserview for having the confidence in me to lead our team to victory in the next election,” said Grewal. “I’m getting right down to business, reaching out to constituents as we develop our plan to bring affordability, prosperity, and opportunity to all of BC.”

Grewal will face incumbent NDP MLA George Chow in a riding that the BC Liberals held from 2001 until 2017, where the gap in the last election was only 989 votes.

David Grewal is the fifth candidate to be nominated by the BC Liberal for the upcoming election as the party’s renewal continues. The BC Liberals will continue to nominate candidates throughout the summer in preparation for a potential fall election.

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Contact:

Deanie Wong
778-994-5083
deanie.wong@bcliberals.com

Candidate Biography:

Born and raised in Vancouver, David Grewal has been a long-time community leader, an entrepreneur, and a mentor in the Vancouver region.

In 2003, he co-founded Absolute Energy Inc., which is today the largest natural gas supply management and brokerage firm in B.C. with clients throughout North America

David is passionate about community involvement and has been active in various charitable causes and neighbourhood organizations. He has served as chair of his local community association, and a business improvement association board member.

As a mentor and believer in the power of youth involvement, David has spoken to young people about entrepreneurship and the importance of being actively engaged in their communities.

With an unwavering dedication to his community, diverse experiences and background, David is ready to ensure his constituents’ voices are heard in Victoria and be a strong leader for Vancouver-Fraserview.

BC Liberals call on Horgan’s NDP to rule out new Home Equity Tax

BC Liberals to nominate David Grewal as Vancouver-Fraserview candidate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 30, 2020

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VANCOUVER — Continuing the party’s renewal ahead of the next provincial election, local entrepreneur and community leader David Grewal will be the next BC Liberal candidate for Vancouver-Fraserview.

Joined by BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson, Grewal will be officially acclaimed at a virtual nomination meeting on July 14, 2020.

The BC Liberals held the seat of Vancouver-Fraserview from 2001 until 2017. Grewal will immediately start working to close the 989-vote gap from the 2017 election.

“I’m proud to see the calibre of British Columbians putting their names forward to run with the renewed and energized BC Liberal team,” said Wilkinson. “With his deep roots in the Vancouver community, David is an excellent candidate for Vancouver-Fraserview as we build momentum towards an election that could be triggered by the NDP at any time. Our team is ready to fight for economic prosperity and opportunity for all of BC.”

“I’m honoured to represent the BC Liberals in Vancouver-Fraserview, a community where my family and I have deep roots,” said Grewal. “When my grandfather moved to this community in 1934, he and his generation paved the way for the opportunities that my family, community, and I have been able to build our lives on. I want BC to be a place where hard working families, individuals, and business owners truly feel they can get ahead and build the lives they want.”

David Grewal will be the fifth candidate to be nominated by the BC Liberals for the upcoming election, following the nomination of Oak Bay-Gordon Head candidate Roxanne Helme in June. The party continues to open nominations and plans to nominate more candidates throughout the summer, heading into a potential election as early as this fall.

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Contact:

Deanie Wong
778-994-5083
deanie.wong@bcliberals.com

Candidate Biography:

Born and raised in Vancouver, David Grewal has been a long-time community leader, an entrepreneur, and a mentor in the Vancouver region.

In 2003, he co-founded Absolute Energy Inc., which is today the largest natural gas supply management and brokerage firm in B.C. with clients throughout North America

David is passionate about community involvement and has been active in various charitable causes and neighbourhood organizations. He has served as chair of his local community association, and a business improvement association board member. 

As a mentor and believer in the power of youth involvement, David has spoken to young people about entrepreneurship and the importance of being actively engaged in their communities.

With an unwavering dedication to his community, diverse experiences and background, David is ready to ensure his constituents’ voices are heard in Victoria and be a strong leader for Vancouver-Fraserview.