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Offline kimmy

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Re: BC provincial election
« on: May 04, 2017, 09:23:41 am »
I'm about 50% dropping these articles here for discussion, and 50% so I can read them later. I was just hearing about this on the radio.

"Advantage BC" is a private organization that gives out tax breaks, on behalf of the ministry of finance, to foreign companies ostensibly to invest in BC.  The membership in this club isn't available to the public, nor is information about who is receiving tax breaks.  This arrangement seems extraordinarily fishy.  This came to light due to a report from the New York Times, of all places.

There have been, apparently, $140 million of tax breaks given out, and the result is ... 300 jobs.


http://www.news1130.com/2017/05/03/liberal-leader-dismissing-latest-wild-west-article-new-york-times/

http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/b-c-liberals-under-fire-for-mystery-program-that-gives-tax-breaks-to-wealthy-foreign-companies

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/02/world/canada/british-columbias-business-temptation-an-opaque-array-of-tax-breaks.html?smid=tw-share&_r=1

 -k
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