Where They Stand

Responses from the Cowichan Valley riding
response from:

Lori Iannidinardo

Cowichan Valley  |   BC NDP   |  May 03, 2017

Competitiveness

  1. What fiscal measures will you implement to ensure that mineral exploration and development remains globally competitive and able to attract investment?

John Horgan and the BC New Democrat governments support mining. Under the BC NDP government in the 1990s we opened six new mines, including three of BC’s biggest metal mines still operating today: Huckleberry, Mount Polley and Kemess South.

The BC NDP implemented a host of policies which were supportive to mining, including appointing the province’s first Mining Advocate, providing grants and tax credits for mineral exploration, and creating the first comprehensive Environmental Assessment Process.

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response from:

Steve Housser

Cowichan Valley  |   BC Liberal Party   |  Apr 27, 2017
  1. What fiscal measures will you implement to ensure that mineral exploration and development remains globally competitive and able to attract investment?

Tens of thousands of British Columbians rely on jobs in the mining sector. These are good, family-supporting jobs that are critical to British Columbia’s success. That’s why Today’s BC Liberals are focused on keeping BC an attractive place to invest and a competitive place to do business.

Our government is taking a number of measures to assist the mining industry, including:

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