In labour negotiations or new social program proposals, we routinely hear questions on how BC will fund the initiative. The inevitable response is: “That’s not our problem; that’s up to the Government to figure out.”
Funding is our collective problem. Funding has to come from somewhere, and there are only four options.
A pervasive opinion is that debt is innocuous. Harmless. That lack of understanding is our fault as a society for not teaching basic money management economics in school.
Credit card debt in 2018 was $4,154 per Canadian, non-mortgage debt was $29,312 per capita. Half of all Canadians pay off their credit card debt every month, which means that the burden is much higher than those numbers portray. The other half of Canadians according to a report by MNP are less than $200 per month from insolvency due to the debt they have created.
It isn’t surprising then that Provincial debt is not understood when individual Canadians do not understand their debt profile and how that impacts their lives. We can’t afford social programs today because we are paying to facilitate debt generated decades ago. Today, the NDP wants our children to pay for our social programs and payments to their friends through increased labour costs. Passing debt burdens to the next generation is irresponsible and immoral.
Take it from somewhere else.
The arrogance of this statement is breathtaking. The NDP
Bluntly, spending more on a labour negotiation directly equates to
Nineteen new taxes so far. Rendering a successful climate action tax toxic by stealing it for general revenue and farcically claiming a surplus! This extra revenue comes at a high cost to our economy and climate.
Grow our economy.
The most challenging revenue stream available to the Government
Procurement is a dull file but possibly one of the most important for
Allowing inappropriate conflicts of interest to sway
Housing is a crisis that is worsening under the NDP. To alleviate
The NDP is the anti-growth-Government.
Growing the economy falls to the Premier. Telling the Finance
Transport and highways ought to be informed by a growth lens. Housing and social initiatives should support the upward mobility of citizens, rather than the current model of perpetuating a cycle of dependence. Education, aboriginal relations, healthcare should all be on the same page: growth.
The Environmental Minister should be buried under a mountain of green tech proposals because the department took growth to heart and created initiatives to combat climate change through growth rather than banning everything.
Sadly, growth isn’t even on the horizon of our current BC Government.