BC First understand that ideologies should not be forced onto every situation regardless if it makes sense, simply because a party has staked their claim to a certain mindset. Every situation has to be looked at objectively and with reason. Collaboration is a focal point of our relationship with the people we represent. Bottom line is, we need to listen to you and get your input vs. force you to abide by policies long pre-determined by back room meetings. Open, Transparent, Accountable.
The system, in B.C. and in Canada, only provides tax breaks to a party, not to individuals, and once B.C. First elects four responsible MLA’s under its banner, it is entitled to a special place in the legislature, with offices and extra funding. Our goal is to at least have 4 BC First MLA’s representing you in the legislature in 2017
Positive Objectives for Democratic Change
1. Decrease encroachment into our lives, wallets and freedoms by the current apparatus of government and corporations.
2. Reduce small business taxes and personal taxes by properly re-allocating tax revenues that the people have already paid into schemes such as inflated IPP contracts and P3’s signed off by previous governments. The reality is, the money is there, it is just being used as a return on investment via political favour in exchange for ‘donations’ with strings attached.
3. Reduce regulations designed to hamper growth of the ‘small guy’ in order to keep competition minimal for the ‘big guys’ Over taxation reduces innovation and liquidity that create jobs. True and proper diversification means proper support for all industries not just shifting money and tax breaks from one big player to the next.
4. Work with Health Care professionals to understand their needs rather than simply asking ‘where is the money going to come from’ Increase efficiencies and provide proper resources. Most important of all, reduce Health Care costs by working on programs to make our Province healthier.
5. Increased monitoring and testing of what is in our food supply to ensure we are as healthy as possible to increase quality of life and reduce health care costs. This goes hand in hand with our goal to work with communities to improve local food systems to create jobs, reduce food costs and increase food quality.
6. Complete review of all aspects of the Clean Energy Act such as the costly Smart Meter program and Site C. This will incorporate issues like costs, privacy, safety and overall need. This will dovetail into a complete review of all the books from BC Hydro including deferral accounts and contracts awarded.
7. Increase funding for Social and Health programs for the poor and for those physically or mentally challenged. We need to understand how to best ‘invest’ in reducing these issues in the first place as prevention is the best medicine.
8. Eliminate bridge tolls and P3 contracts of this nature. This is our money and should remain ours. We can pay for the projects as is and eliminate the ‘cut’ taken by Treo etc.
9. Renewable energy has a place in this province and we need to make sure money is spent wisely. Targeted actions like community solar, solar on school roofs etc. both reduce future energy needs and create jobs while adding money back into the economy that would be spent on ever increasing BC Hydro rates.
10. Establish groups so that seniors can share their lifetime of learning skills with those younger than them. This keeps seniors healthy/active/social and passes on valuable skills while at the same time reducing training costs for small businesses. This also establishes the work ethic in our youth required to keep our province moving forward.
11. Look at ways of increasing liquidity in our economy such as reforming Student Loan Debt, Estate/Inheritance Taxes and ending Property Tax increases after age 65
“B.C. First leads by providing the ‘Directives’, the MLA’s seek and provide constituency input, and LET THE PEOPLE decide.”