January 06, 2017

Four ideas the BC Liberals should adopt to win the next election

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator

It’s 2017, and that leaves just five more months until British Columbians return to the polls.

The BC Liberal dynasty has been around for so long that voters could be looking for a change, but I think the BC Liberals still have a shot of beating their biggest threat, the NDP.

There are four major policy changes the BC Liberals should put in their platform if they still want to be in government after May 9.

They need to need to overhaul the out of control Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC); champion natural gas; cut taxes to encourage investment; and one more thing that might surprise you:

Establish a guaranteed basic income.

WATCH to see why that last idea makes sense, even if (especially if) you’re a conservative.

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commented 2017-01-09 01:59:34 -0500
Min income is a tricky one. For anybody that has a legitimate reason to be out of work, it is great. But consider all those leeches there are who will in all likelihood milk the system.

Min income should only go to the disabled and to people that are willing to go on some sort of work fare program.
commented 2017-01-08 14:33:52 -0500
I was in B.C. in 1973 when ICBC was starting up. For a young responsible driver it was a boon not to be judged on age, only performance. Making it through a year with no transgressions would net you with an, albeit small, refund! Those who misbehaved and abused the system paid dearly. Simple. Good drivers should not be subsidizing bad drivers. However, the socialists cry if there is any attempt at personal responsibility!
commented 2017-01-08 03:26:44 -0500
ICBC certainly has its problems with rates… But something that has not gone away since the 70s are the number of fraudulent claims… There are “certain segments” of B.C. society that see nothing wrong with staging false accidents and having both their own lawyers and doctors being part of the scam… I know; I worked for them for 15 years… Hence the poisoned atmosphere between claimants and adjusters… One thing to be appreciated, is that under the BC licensing system, anybody that has a license plate has at least a minimum amount of coverage – not always the case in other parts of Canada…
commented 2017-01-07 22:11:09 -0500
Drew Wakariuk—If ICBC didn’t give me a quick settlement, I would warn them that I will Lawyer-up if they don’t put a move on it. The larger payment would usually pay for the Lawyer.
commented 2017-01-07 03:13:06 -0500
Ron Joseph you pay for public insurance and try getting a settlement out of them in a decent amount of time. Seeing the drivers we have in Edmonton now i am amazed my rates are not much higher. I have seen 2 accidents in the damn parking lot where i work over the course of a year.
commented 2017-01-07 00:57:46 -0500
The problem with private car insurance companies for BC is a 100 car pileup on the 401 near Toronto, and we have to pay. Just like private house insurance, when contractors in Alberta built houses on river bottoms, and they flooded, my premium went up $200.00 and I’m 1 thousand Km away. I can take 4% increases, but not 15% each year.
commented 2017-01-07 00:36:26 -0500
Karan Singh—-If BC came up with basic income, imagine the Musie stampede coming to BC. Of the Countries that you mentioned, 60% of the are usually good workers. I wouldn’t say the same for the ME and Africa.
commented 2017-01-06 23:23:54 -0500
You are spot on about ICBC Christopher. Your other points are interesting but I need to think about them more to be able to comment.
commented 2017-01-06 21:43:22 -0500
I know it’s a federal policy & provinces have little say in it but still unless BC curbs the incessant flow of immigrants from China, India, Philippines, Pakistan & Bangladesh (and all other crappy countries) the once ‘Beautiful British Columbia’ is a lost cause. Hippies are hell bent on destroying it.
commented 2017-01-06 19:55:41 -0500
No, I saw the fat pigs waddling around with their signs a few years ago. That’s why. As for the basic income, you’re kidding right? Ever heard of fentanyl? Same reason the US uses food stamps, cash would go right in the pipe or the arm.

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