WPGRA Meeting on BC Surtax Presentation
On May 27, 2018, the West Point Grey Residents Association (WPGRA) held a town hall meeting on the BC ‘school tax’ property surcharge, with MLA David Eby.
The Jericho Hill Gym was packed to capacity, including the upper balconies, at over 900 in attendance . With the exception of only a few people, the overwhelming opposition to this tax was clear. MLA David Eby committed to taking this message, including the proposed alternatives, back to the government and Minister of Finance, Carol James.
Main points often repeated by attendees:
- Most cannot afford this tax.
- Many cannot defer.
- There are better options from the provincial tax base to cover needed revenue for schools rather than encroaching on the municipal tax base of property taxes.
The presentation by Elizabeth Murphy is here. BC Budget-Surtax-2018-Presentation
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