NDP platform gets it right

The NDP has unveiled part of its platform by first telling us how they will pay for it — always the first question asked

The Boundary Similkameen constituency has a new NDP candidate. His name is Sam Hancheroff and he’ll be knocking on some doors over the next month.

We’ve been seeing ad nauseam the ads that show Adrian Dix as a hardened criminal who is out to destroy our province.

The NDP has unveiled part of its platform by first telling us how they will pay for it — always the first question asked.

Both parties have vowed to raise the tax on corporations and high-income earners (over $150,000 in the NDP’s platform — an amount most of us can only dream of), and implement an oil and gas carbon tax. Where the NDP differs is they intend to tax the large banks and credit unions. This is something people have been squawking for for a long time. They claim that these taxes will pay for the social programs they are intending to implement.

We’ve seen this Liberal government rip up contracts, promise one thing and do another, suck up to minorities in a most condescending way, and prove themselves untrustworthy many times over.

If the Liberals get in, expect a huge fight over the Enbridge pipeline. With Christy Clark and Harper on the same page, we will need to physically stand in the way.

Donna Stocker

 

Cawston