Economic woe will come with NDP, says Cummins

BC Conservative leaders paints grim tax-related picture of NDP and BC Liberals

John Cummins is the Leader of the BC Conservatives

Distancing itself from the policies of the BC Liberals and NDP, the leader of the BC Conservatives says job loss is what may be expected should the top-polling New Democrats gain government control on May 14.

“It is clear that we now have two parties committed to high taxes and deficit spending in British Columbia,” a Conservative press release from Thursday states in part. “Last month, over 22,000 British Columbians lost full time jobs thanks to the continued fiscal mismanagement of the governing Liberal Party, and yet the BC NDP have

promised to deepen the wound by raising corporate and personal income taxes and by expanding the carbon tax.

Said leader John Cummins, “The BC NDP are living in a fantasy world, where tax increases on the very businesses that provide jobs to British Columbians somehow helps the economy. As if this job-killing tax increase on job-providers isn’t enough, the NDP also plans to raise income tax and expand the carbon tax, both of which will negatively impact jobs and the economy.”

The press release goes on to assert that a BC Conservative government would repeal the carbon tax and ensure a fair and low tax structure for all British Columbians.

“For British Columbians looking to escape the tax and spend policies of the Liberal Party, the NDP made it very clear today that they are not the answer,” added Cummins. “Only the BC Conservatives stand for a low and fair tax structure that will create jobs and help keep more money in the pockets of our families.”

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