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BC Conservatives Want a Full Overhaul of ICBC

VERNON - The BC Conservative Party supports a full overhaul of the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) in order to reduce insurance rates for BC drivers.

Over years of mismanaging ICBC, the Liberals raided the crown corporation repeatedly in order to tell British Colombians that they had balanced the province’s budget, with the result that BC drivers pay the highest insurance premiums in Canada.

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BC Conservatives Say For-Profit Ridesharing Legislation Long Overdue

VERNON-The British Columbia Conservative Party originally called for private for-profit ridesharing in October of 2017, along with other forward-looking legislation for 21st century technological advances, like autonomous vehicles.

The BC Conservative Party supports ridesharing in BC, and notes that the NDP promised to table ridesharing legislation by the end of 2017. The party also suggested an immediate pilot project.

 

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BC Conservatives Urge Constructive Solutions to Interior and Northern Transportation

VERNON-In the wake of Greyhound route closures, Scott Anderson, Interim Leader of the BC Conservative Party, urged the BC NDP to find innovative solutions to transportation for our province's northern and interior regions.

Greyhound Canada announced that effective Oct. 31, a single route between Vancouver and Seattle will be all that remain of its routes in BC.

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BC Conservatives Support Referendum on Electoral Reform

VERNON-The BC Conservative Party supports the right of all British Columbians to decide how their Members of the Legislative Assembly are elected, but is concerned that the 50+1 threshold is too low to properly gauge the intentions of British Columbians.

“The government should not make a fundamental change to the way British Columbians elect their provincial representatives without a strong and clear mandate to do so,” said Interim Conservative Leader Scott Anderson. "A simple majority of only those people who vote is simply not enough."

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BC Conservatives Demand Better for Taxpayers on Trans Mountain

LANGLEY - Justin Greenwood, Interim Deputy Leader of the BC Conservatives states that yesterday’s announcement about the Trans Mountain pipeline was not only the completely wrong direction, but is also a reckless decision with taxpayers money.

Greenwood stated, “None of this makes any sense. Kinder Morgan did not ask for one dollar from taxpayers; they only asked for certainty that the project would go through.”

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BC Conservatives Call for Opposition to Mobility Pricing

LANGLEY- The BC Conservatives stand against any proposal to introduce mobility pricing, and encourage Lower Mainland residents to vote against municipal candidates this fall who support raising the cost of living through implementing mobility pricing. With the continuing tax assault from the GreeNDP government, this will surely be a crippling blow to commuters and businesses that frequent the roads across the Lower Mainland daily. “With no viable alternative in sight, this proposal is ludicrous at best,” said Justin Greenwood, Interim Deputy Leader.

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BC Conservative Economic Ideas Responsible for Surge in Polls

VERNON BC- The BC Conservative Party is at 8.9% province wide, and 15.9% in the Rest of BC when Greater Vancouver and Vancouver Island are removed from the equation.

Mainstreet Media released a poll on March 19. The polling firm surveyed 1511 British Columbians aged 18 and over between March 5th and March 6th. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 2.52% and is accurate 19 times out of 20.

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BC Conservatives Propose Alternative to Double Taxation Payroll Tax

The BC Conservative Party proposes a progressive health premium instead of the NDP's proposed payroll tax. Under the current proposal, the NDP government is simply downloading the cost of MSP onto municipalities, businesses, and public sector organizations, and ultimately the public, while creating a new drag on the economy.

The NDP's payroll tax, which the NDP is disguising as a "health tax," is being implemented in 2019 even though Medical Service Plan premiums won't be eliminated until 2020. This means employers will have to pay twice in 2019.

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BC Conservatives Reply to NDP Budget

Scott Anderson, Interim Leader of the BC Conservative Party, made the following observations on Tuesday's NDP budget:

Anderson says that the BC business sector will take a major hit in the wake of Tuesday’s BC NDP budget. “The NDP say they’re doing this for the people while backhanding the companies that employ them. It’s absolutely absurd.”

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BC Conservatives Building More Riding Associations

The BC Conservative Party is in full campaign mode and rebuilding its Riding Associations in Fort St. John and Dawson Creek. To that end, the party is hosting meetings in both cities on the weekend of the 24th and 25th of February.

Both meetings are open to the public and media.

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