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April 10, 2018

Andrew Wilkinson: NDP’s trade war will only hurt BC

On Sunday, Kinder Morgan announced it was suspending non-essential work and spending on the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project. It’s a decision with potentially serious consequences for hard-working British Columbians, from our tourism to trucking sectors. Our society runs on Alberta fuel — we need it to get to work, get our kids to school Read More…

March 26, 2018

Opinion: Letter to Premier Horgan from ex-CEO of Canadian Western Bank

Dear Mr. Horgan, Having read much of the back-and-forth from both sides on this tax, and giving consideration to the macro-consequences of its potential, I felt compelled to share my views on your proposed “speculation” tax with the government before finalization of details and/or implementation of the tax (or some derivation of it). I have Read More…

March 19, 2018

Mike Smyth: Liberals raising cash to fight the NDP’s ‘cabin tax’

The NDP’s “speculation tax” on real estate is really nothing of the sort when you consider who’s getting whacked with the new tax — and who isn’t. Premier John Horgan promised during last year’s election to crack down on foreign property flippers who use the real-estate market like their own personal Monopoly game. The NDP’s Read More…

February 20, 2018

Mike Smyth: B.C. businesses blindsided by new taxes in NDP budget

B.C. businesses were shell-shocked by a $4.2-billion tax wallop inflicted by Finance Minister Carole James in Tuesday’s budget. That’s how much money the B.C. government will extract over three years from businesses under a new “Employer Health Tax” to replace phased-out Medical Service Plan premiums. “This is a hammer that came down that we didn’t Read More…

September 1, 2017

Ben Stewart earns BC Liberal nomination in Kelowna West

    KELOWNA WEST – Respected business owner, community leader, former minister and two-time local MLA Ben Stewart will be the BC Liberal candidate in the upcoming Kelowna West by-election, the party announced Friday. Stewart is a long-time champion for the BC wine industry and is a strong advocate for small businesses, local tourism, and Read More…