The two-per-cent tax on a property's assessed value would give the government $200 million a year in additional revenue, the party said. Horgan said he wouldn't change a Liberal plan to reduce the small business tax.
- Leader Andrew Weaver made a stop in Vancouver to announce his party's "income security strategy".
When challenged on how the NDP would pay for any expansion at the Delta-Richmond crossing, Horgan said it would be paid for like any other capital project.
The platform says the subsidized child care plan would be brought in over the next 10 years.
"That speaks to the power of inclusivity here at the temple where on a day like today, we're all just human beings", he said. "Why should there be tolls for people who live south of the Fraser River?"
That spending would spur economic growth and pose no threat to the province's triple-A credit rating, Horgan said.
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But presidential decrees will not be permitted on issues concerning human rights or basic freedoms, or to override existing laws. Ibrahim Kaboglu is a leading professor in constitutional law - he's deeply concerned about the repercussions of the referendum.
- British Columbia's privacy commissioner rejected the second of two complaints filed by the Liberals that alleged the New Democrats had breached privacy laws by sharing supporter lists. The Liberals' projected a surplus of $295 million in the 2017-18 budget they released before the election.
"It's the platform of a party that has had experience in government and wants the opportunity to do it again and is not going to oversell and is not going to make ridiculous goals that can not be kept", he said.
He says the growing economy will generate $3-billion in new revenue for the provincial government, and he will cut some of what he calls "waste" in the Christy Clark government.
"That isn't right. We shouldn't be redistributing our tax money to the very rich, we should be making sure we spend our resources supporting people who are having trouble staying in their homes".
Paris Gaudet, candidate for the B.C. Liberals in the Nanaimo riding, told the News Bulletin that the NDP platform is unbalanced, lacks creativity and would cost middle class families a fortune.
"Certainly it's hard for one to be working for our government and then also supporting candidates who would be opposed to the successful construction of the Kinder Morgan pipeline". "We wanted to launch the program and see how it goes", Horgan said.