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Offline Dia

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Re: BC provincial election
« Reply #180 on: October 12, 2020, 01:50:01 pm »
I've already covered the 'desire to pay lower taxes' but you could expand on 'less government oversight'?

Otherwise it just comes across as a hot button buzz phrase.

Canadians want good socially responsible government and so the Conservatives are going to have to spell out what they have to offer. You haven't done that yet.

Yes, I think it is a hot-button phrase most of the time.  On the other hand, I work in Government and I get calls and emails from people who think the government is too involved in our daily life, everything is a tax grab, etc. and I regularly read stuff from people unhappy with the government regulations, number of government workers and how much they're compensated - from health care workers to teachers.

I think government could be run more efficiently, but that doesn't necessarily mean smaller, imo.  In the department I'm in, we are losing millions in revenue (not tax revenue) because the government does not provide the resources needed to collect the revenue.  They don't do so because "small government" means something to a certain segment of the population, so hiring more "overpaid government workers with gold-plated pensions" is not politically advantageous.   

Of course, this is a personal anecdote and I admit that I'm pretty politically na´ve relative to most posters here.  It's why I post much less than I read.