EN FR

Taxpayers Federation calls on new B.C. finance minister to cut taxes and reduce the debt

Author: Carson Binda 2022/12/07

VANCOUVER, B.C.: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is calling on British Columbia’s new finance minister, Katrine Conroy, to cut taxes and pay down the provincial debt. 

 

“Taxpayers desperately need relief,” said Carson Binda, B.C. director for the CTF. “The appointment of a new finance minister gives the government a golden opportunity to start making life more affordable by cutting taxes.” 

 

Last month’s announcement of a $5.7 billion surplus in the provincial budget shows there’s ample room for Conroy and Premier David Eby to reduce taxes. 

 

“This year the B.C. government is increasing taxes on gasoline, diesel, home heating, used vehicles and homes,” said Binda. “Instead of raising taxes, Conroy needs to show leadership and reduce them.” 

 

Taxpayers also need action on reducing the provincial debt, which currently stands at more than $97 billion. Each B.C. resident owes about $18,500 towards the provincial debt.

 

“Governments in Alberta and Saskatchewan have shown leadership through cutting taxes and paying down billions of dollars of debt,” said Binda. “Eby and Conroy should follow their lead so that families can afford to put food on the table and we stop giving away billions of dollars in interest charges to bondholders on Bay Street.”

 

 

-30-

 

A Note for our Readers:

As you may know, we're working hard to stop Prime Minister Trudeau's attempt to add a 2nd carbon tax upon Canadian taxpayers. If you are against this tax, would you take a moment today to read and consider signing the petition below?

When you do, your name will be added to the growing list of tens of thousands across our country who want to tell the government that we are opposed to these new taxes. Please take a moment to read the petition below and consider signing it today.

To Prime Minister Justin Trudeau:

The federal government is introducing new fuel standard regulations to require industry to reduce the carbon content of fossil fuels. If industry can’t meet the standard, they’ll have to pay Trudeau's second carbon tax. This tax will ultimately hit already struggling families and businesses.

It’s bad enough that taxpayers are already paying for one carbon tax. Canadians certainly can’t afford a second carbon tax.

We, the undersigned, call on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to scrap plans for a second carbon tax.

Looks good!
Please enter your first name
Looks good!
Please enter your last name
Looks good!
Please enter a valid email address
Looks good!
Please enter a valid postal code. Ex. K1K1K1