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Offline kimmy

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Re: BC provincial election
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2017, 09:45:03 am »
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

As I read and hear more about this "Advantage BC" stuff, I think it's the final straw for me. There's no good reason for this lack of transparency. The only reason I can think of that it might have been set up in such a way is to dodge Freedom of Information requests.  When something is done in what appears to be a deliberate effort to avoid transparency, I think it's completely reasonable to suspect that shenanigans are going on.

Here in the Kim City/Lost Lake riding, I can vote for or against Ms Clark directly. I suspect she'll win anyway, but I'll be voting for her NDP opponent.

 -k
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