Thursday, February 23, 2017

Oakes vs Elliott re: 2017 BC Budget

Earlier this week - the BC Liberals' brought down their 5th consecutive balanced budget which included a number of things including removal of PST from electrical bills for commercial/industrial customers of BC Hydro over a 2 year period and a 50% reduction in MSP Premiums effective Jan 1st, 2018

Both Cariboo-North MLA and Small Business Minister Coralee Oakes and her NDP Opponent (and Quesnel City Councillor) Scott Elliott spoke to the 2017 BC Budget.  Oakes praised the budget and said it contained a number of initiatives that should make life easier for her constituents - read here

However, BC NDP Candidate for Cariboo-North Scott Elliott panned the budget saying "It's trying to make people forget about what has been happening in the last several years" - read here

As of this writing - the provincial candidates for MLA in Cariboo-Chilcotin (Donna Barnett, Sally Watson, Rita Giesbrecht) have yet to respond publicly to the 2017 BC Budget

Voters', of course, get their say on May 9th, 2017


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