Monday, April 17, 2017

April 26 provincial election debate
A debate between all party leaders in the 2017 B.C. provincial election will be held on Wednesday, April 26 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The debate, which will feature BC Liberal leader Christy Clark, NDP leader John Horgan and Green Party leader Andrew Weaver, will be broadcast on all major television and radio news networks in B.C. Global BC and CKNW are part of the broadcast consortium hosting the debate.

The April 26 debate will be a chance for the public to hear where the candidates stand on a number of issues that are critical to the future of the province. This will be the only live televised debate of the campaign and your chance to see the leaders together.

We want to hear from you. If you have a question for the party leaders, email it to for consideration.
Don Quixote Note: Here are my questions I sent in.

1. What is your schedule for implementation of the Carbon Tax.  (Understand that NDP will accelerate the carbon tax per ton ??)

2. Will your party eliminate the carbon tax on Cremations in B.C. 

3. There is an e-petition to be presented on May 4  in the House of Commons  and a private members bill to be debated in April in the house of Commons.  Will your party support the elimination of any GST been charged on the carbon tax.

Mark Warawa Langley—Aldergrove, BC

Mr. Speaker, a new report reveals that the Prime Minister will take $130 million out of Alberta and B.C. this year by charging GST on top of their provincial carbon taxes. It is shocking. That is $130 million in federal taxes, despite the Prime Minister's promise that carbon pricing would be revenue neutral for the federal government. It is yet another broken promise that will take more money out of the pockets of hard-working Canadians.

Will the Prime Minister stop increasing taxes, keep his promises, and immediately eliminate this unfair tax on a tax?

Mel Arnold North Okanagan—Shuswap, BC Conservative 

Mr. Speaker, the Liberals are adding bigger deficits, and Canadians are being taxed deeper and deeper in debt.

The Prime Minister claimed that revenue from his carbon tax would stay in the provinces and territories where it was collected, yet the GST on carbon tax goes to Ottawa.

When will the Prime Minister get his story straight, come clean with Canadians, and not tax a tax to pay for his out-of-control spending?

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