May 03, 2017

BC Election: Digging into the Economics

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator

Less than a week before British Columbians decide on our next government. Today, rather than talk about shady NDP candidates and their activist pasts, I want to get down to brass tacks on the economy. 

Watch as I show you what a new BMO report has to say on the current state of BC's economy which currently leads Canada in GDP growth, and has been doing so for the past three years.

Then I'll show you what life might be like under a Premier Horgan BC NDP government.

The Business Council of BC suggests we could see a 55% marginal income tax rate, and yesterday John Horgan told the Vancouver Sun that while he won’t raise taxes on the middle class, he defines the middle class as those making around $60-70k per year.

When it comes to taxes, the BC NDP's record in power is dreadful. At one time, they instituted an extremely punitive corporate capital tax and former Premier Glen Clark once tabled a home equity tax when he was Finance Minister.

That, is down right crazy but so are NDP policies.

Let's not make a big orange mistake next week, BC.

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commented 2017-05-05 00:04:05 -0400
Andrew Stephenson—for once I agree with you, Brian Pallister is one of the top ten worst politicians in the country. I can’t believe how he let these so called US Refugees walk into his Province.
What a gut-less wonder for not making Trudeau do his job. Our Country is getting ruined by around ten politicians.
A fun game to play , to release our bad energy would be for us all to vote on the top-ten worst politicians in Canada, then have their names posted as wallpaper on Ezra’s show every week night.
I know 3 or 4 Mayors that would make the list.
commented 2017-05-04 16:02:33 -0400
Excellent reporting from CW!!!
Many of the stats were sourced from BMO… and RBC agrees.
Astonishingly, today’s NDP gaff was to criticize a 29 year old tax… but they didn’t say why they didn’t do away with it 16 years ago, when they were in power.
In other foolishness, NDP referred to Delta (a fairly large suburb of Vancouver), as “no where”.
commented 2017-05-04 15:49:16 -0400
Well, Art, my riding is Tom Horgan’s so realistically the BC Liberals don’t have a chance.
commented 2017-05-04 15:09:25 -0400
All good points. But the only thing I see everywhere I look these days is that the working poor take it in the ass no matter who’s in charge. Whether you call the “middle class” 60-70K like Horgan or what the civil service makes, 100-200K as Trudeau describes (huh, what a coincidence on that tax cut junior), Canadian politics is a never ending battle between Big Government and Big Business, regular workers be damned. My hydro bill has doubled…and Clark brags about giving big business a break on their power bills. Sigh, I know the NDP are bat shit crazy, but it is pretty pathetic to vote for well, nothing, instead of getting shafted. Wow, what motivation. Affordability, high electricity rates, stagnant wages, all working poor issues to be ignored no matter how you vote.
commented 2017-05-04 11:32:15 -0400
Pity BC can’t take Pallister. All we’ve heard is layoffs left and right since we foolishly turfed the NDP in Manitoba.
commented 2017-05-04 08:13:59 -0400
The union goons will be sending the union dues paying sheep out to vote for the NDP (teachers nurses so called gov. workers) no matter what.
commented 2017-05-04 00:43:35 -0400
Right on, Lloyd Nolan
Vote, vote, vote. Too many people are taking BC’s economy for granted. Look at Alberta, the idiots who wanted a change voted and got it (shame on them). Everyone one else fell asleep at the wheel and ASSUMED a NDP government would never happened and didn’t bother to make their vote count.
Please lets not make the same mistake.
Albertans have every right to b*tch about what’s happening to their province. Lets be honest, they have no one to blame but themselves . God I pray the we won’t be saying the same thing soon..
commented 2017-05-03 22:38:24 -0400
And still, on youtube, the dippers will defend their position and marxism to their last breath. I want to see that stain removed from the Canadian landscape. They’ve maliciously destroyed AB.
commented 2017-05-03 19:41:53 -0400
If you want to see what BC will look like under the dips, look next door at Alberta’s 200,000 unemployed.
commented 2017-05-03 19:26:51 -0400
Keep in mind if you own a home or property, your life’s nest egg , if the NDP get in that nest egg will shrink
I’ve watched it happen in the 70s and 90s , only it will be worse this time with simultaneous provinces suffering under the same strain of plague
commented 2017-05-03 19:15:20 -0400
Well, the economic reality is that if the NDP win the election, the BC economy is screwed, probably at least as bad as Alberta’s economy if not worse.

How to commit economic suicide: Vote in the NDP to ruin the economy. They will do it joyfully and with a wicked smile on their faces while lying to the public about what they are doing … just like in Albert with Notley and her wrecking crew.
commented 2017-05-03 19:14:29 -0400
Go on their web site and read the NDP Constitution . . . it reads like Karl Marx !
“Manifesto for a Socialist Canada” . . . the NDP bible and the road to Venezuela !
commented 2017-05-03 18:32:33 -0400
It is very scary. It is 35 to 31 advantage NDP. My real fear though is that Green votes collapse, giving even more to the NDP.