February 17, 2016

BC delivers 4th consecutive balanced budget with mix of fiscal sanity and spending

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator

Tuesday was budget day 2016 for the BC government and they delivered their 4th consecutive balanced budget.

There was a time, when a balanced budget would seem like an obvious goal for all levels of government but as we’re seeing in Ontario, Alberta, and now Federally under the Trudeau liberals, the idea of balanced budgets with spending restraint has flown out the window as regressive left wing ideology trumps fiscal sanity.

I run through the details - good and bad - and feel overall, the BC Liberals have continued to try and hit that sweet spot of fiscal responsibility and government spending to attract the large number of swing voters they will require to retain their majority in 2017.

In our mostly two party system here in BC the Liberals rely on a coalition of Federal Conservatives and Federal Liberals to keep the NDP out. And despite rising Christy Derangement Syndrome from the left in our province I’d say the BC Liberals are on track to keep that coalition together with Budget 2016.

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commented 2016-02-18 13:31:52 -0500
Things are so bad BC. looks good. Still, Christie is no prize, just the best BC can do given there is no conservative party to speak of.
Things are becoming so regulated they won’t let you take a tree off your own property in Vancouver. If you want a dock, or to move a rock off your own beach in the Okanagan or Shuswap, you jump through hoops, spend a lot of money and often get turned down. Environmental studies up the keister.
Environmentalists, unions and ‘first’ nations own this province.

Christopher, try property and municipal taxes. And the carbon tax is bull, nothing but a revenue stream.
commented 2016-02-18 03:25:06 -0500
CLIMATEFALLACY… The truth is that Vancouver Island is a mixed bag of of old tree-huggers/bare bum Sombrio Beach hippies from the 70s,original inhabitant right-wingers from the decades of the forest industry on the island, and now thousands of retirees from Eastern Canada, Westernl Canada and from England – especially around Parksville/Qualicum Beach… The Drunk Lizzy Greens are mostly from “artsy” Saltspring Island and North Saanich – hence the only Green seat in parliament… Collectively they voted NDP in the last election and are now sucking wind in Boy Blunder’s “Sunny Canada”… Most rational British Columbians recognize that money has to come from “somewhere” and that LNG. oil and logging exports underline our economy… The rest, still defying reality, just take another toke on the weed…
commented 2016-02-18 01:08:25 -0500
Bill Smith Don’t worry, the cancerous NDP won’t be voted in BC for decades, if ever. In the 90’’s Ralph Klein said it best, “The best thing to happen to Alberta was B C voting in the NDP.” The only vulnerable area we have in B C is the 7 to 12% environmental freaks who are mostly receiving Governmental assistance. Many of them are the sons and daughters of hippies. Remember it was JT’s father who let in those draft dodgers. They are still on welfare and blocking progress.
Its strange how history repeats itself, as Justin is also bringing in people that may also be on long term welfare and will block our progress.
commented 2016-02-17 17:15:48 -0500
Could BC be my next move, congrats to the government of BC.
commented 2016-02-17 16:51:31 -0500
OOOPS, replace “inefficiencies” with “efficiency” in my comment below….
commented 2016-02-17 16:50:08 -0500
A good and fair report….. The Rebel has done (and continues to do) an excellent job holding the Alberta NDP accountable…. I hope the same efforts and inefficiencies can be applied to BC… we need it. The most popular evening news cast here is laughable… it starts with a statement followed by exclusive NDP criticism of the statement, followed by the next and the next and the next.. a weather report, and finally a sports report.
In April of this year, NDP will be gone in MB, leaving only Alberta with an NDP regime… in 3.5 years, Canadian provinces could be rid of NDPUNLESS NDP win in BC, 2017…. then it will be pushed back to 6 years.
BTW, BC Liberals are not affiliate with Justin.. it’s just a name.
commented 2016-02-17 15:49:33 -0500
why don’t people in our fine country remember how justins father gave Canada the Trudeau salute like father like son they say Canada wanted change boy we sure got it.
commented 2016-02-17 15:24:22 -0500
Hi Andrew Sheldon,
Specifically which taxes do you feel BC has that are too high? Gas taxes aren’t all on the province and we have the lowest income and corporate tax rates in Canada. Our Carbon tax is not as punitive as the one proposed by Alberta but I do admit that I disklike it. BC’s worst tax is our MSP premiums as I outlined in the video. We also rejected HST as a province so I’m not sure about your claim.
commented 2016-02-17 15:12:36 -0500
And Harper delivered balance budgets and was replaced by a man-child camp counselor.

My guess is that the Demarais /Dussault families paid Harper handsomely to the tune of $20-$30 million to run a lame campaign and leave quietly. Harper isn’t stupid and took the kickback.

Now billions flow into lefty causes and dead companies like Bombardier and the average Canadian gets financially raped for another four years – again.

You deserve this left wing dirt Canada – you really and honestly do. Why? Because you keep choosing these economic suicidal pieces of shit.
commented 2016-02-17 15:08:57 -0500
Don’t kid yourself. BC is left too – high taxes and high prices due to high taxes.

The left in BC are complete freaks like they are in Alberta.

Alberta was taught a hard lesson – if you vote for adolf hitler with tits, you get adolf hitler with tits.
commented 2016-02-17 14:59:10 -0500
Well, when is wynntario going to try to do the same?
commented 2016-02-17 14:47:50 -0500
Dear Fellow Canadians in BC,

Please describe how it feels to have a balanced provincial budget,

An Ontario Taxpayer.
commented 2016-02-17 14:46:21 -0500
Thanks for the update Christopher.

Certainly don’t want anything with an NDP name in power here in B.C.
You can see how extreme ideologies that the NDP are, are destroying other regions, like Alberta, and Ontario where their extreme radical provincial Liberals are fundamentally economy-wrecking NDPers.

Why all of Vancouver Island elected Federal NDP (and one Green, which is just as bad), I’m not sure if it’s because of all the unions or all the welfare treehuggers.

commented 2016-02-17 14:43:16 -0500
Christy is conservative and she will win the election next year. Whats going on
with the Alberta NDP reminds us of the dark days of the NDP in BC – we do
not forget. Now Christy get us a couple of LNG projects and the Kinder
Morgan pipeline and we will be good.

Would also be nice if Gregor Robertson, “mayor moonbeam” would go away !
commented 2016-02-17 14:34:07 -0500
February 17, 2016
Dear Diary;
I don’t like doing this too much, but once again I’ll have to deploy my patented “redefine time and space” concept. By making use of the curved universe in which we live, I can bend some more spending promises, which I’ll blame on the poor economy, because it’s the economy that I promised to improve, by promising to spend more money, which I can’t do now, because of the poor economy. I know. I’ll get Bill to explain that to everyone.
Meanwhile I’ll create a diversion by resuming the funnelling of the $15 million that Banksy told me he wanted to support our Palestinian terrorist chums. It’ll be the same $15 million that goodie-two-shoes Stevie redirected to some good cause when he got wind of how my Muslim brothers were originally using that cash.
Love me or loathe me, there’s hardly a day goes by that I don’t learn something. Just like my friend Lloyd, I’ve always wondered how Peter managed to do all those snazzy little tricks to format the appearance of text. I had already asked Gerald and he said I would have to learn a language called “aetch, tea, em, ‘ell”. I said, “That’s exactly how I speak normally”. “No”, he said, “H-T-M-L, it stands for Hyper Text Markup Language”, then he gave me a book about it, but it’s really thick. Gerald says that’s just like me.
commented 2016-02-17 14:23:49 -0500
Liberals in name only.