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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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BC Conservatives Congratulate Ben Stewart on Kelowna West Bid

Scott Anderson, Interim Leader of the British Columbia Conservative Party, congratulated Ben Stewart on his successful bid for MLA in Kelowna West.

"On behalf of the BC Conservative Party, I extend my congratulations to Ben Stewart on his win in Kelowna West, said Scott Anderson, Interim Leader of the BC Conservatives. "My hope is that he will become a voice of common sense in a party increasingly dominated by federal Liberals."

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BC Conservatives Only Party with Election Platform

VERNON-The BC Conservative Party is the only party to present an original election platform during the Kelowna West by-election.

"Our party has released platform planks leading up to and during the by-election in Kelowna West," said Scott Anderson, Interim Leader of the BC Conservatives. "No other party has bothered to update their platform at all. The BC Liberals have no vision other than their leader's announcement that he intends to make the members of other parties' 'skin crawl'."

"As for the Greens and NDP, neither have presented a clear vision of what they plan to do, other than to work on shutting down natural resource development and start trade wars with other provinces," said Anderson. "We ask the voters of Kelowna West to vote for a party with a vision, a plan to arrive at that vision, and the integrity to follow through with it."

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Statement by BC Conservative Leader Scott Anderson on Family Day

Vernon, BC

BC Conservative Party Interim Leader Scott Anderson today issued the following statement on Family Day:

"Families are the backbone of our society, and on behalf of the BC Conservatives I wish everyone in British Columbia a wonderful Family Day. May your families grow closer today.

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BC Conservatives Demand Better Governance

VERNON BC- The BC Conservatives say that it's time for politicians in BC to stop wrecking the provinces' economy with high taxation, attacks on the resource sector, and a ridiculous trade war with another province.

"The BC GreeNDP has barely been elected and yet they've already closed down mine projects, announced the destruction of the cannabis growing industry, and are planning on raising taxes even further on gas," said Scott Anderson, Interim Leader of the BC Conservatives. "Not content with that, they're now setting about destroying our wine industry as collateral damage in a completely avoidable trade war with another NDP government in another province by trying to attack our oil industry as well. If it wasn't so tragic for working families in BC, it would make a great comedy skit. It's as if they picked up a bat and started flailing blindly at our economy like a piñata."

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BC Conservatives Call for Free Market Cannabis Sourcing

VERNON BC- Scott Anderson, Interim Leader of the BC Conservative Party, today demanded that the GreeNDP government allow craft cannabis growers to compete with government sources.

The BC GreeNDP has announced that all cannabis stores will have to buy product directly from government sources instead of sourcing product from private growers.

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BC Conservatives Welcome Small-c Conservatives Following Election of Trudeau Supporter Andrew Wilkinson

VERNON- Interim BC Conservative Leader Scott Anderson anticipates a mass exodus of small-c conservatives from the BC Liberal Party following the election of Andrew Wilkinson, and extends an invitation to former BC Liberal voters to join the BC Conservative Party.

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BC Conservatives Demand Better for ICBC

The BC Conservative Party demands better for the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC), by reforming it in order to reduce insurance rates for BC drivers.

This week ICBC posted a net loss of $935 million for first nine months of the fiscal year. The public auto insurer is projected to have a $1.3 billion net loss this fiscal year. Attorney General David Eby referred to the mess at ICBC yesterday as a "financial dumpster fire".

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