Where They Stand

Responses from the Esquimalt-Metchosin riding
response from:

Mitzi Dean

Esquimalt-Metchosin  |   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:

Barb Desjardins

Esquimalt-Metchosin  |   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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Josh Steffler

Esquimalt-Metchosin  |   Libertarian party of BC   |  Apr 21, 2017
1. What fiscal measures will you implement to ensure that mineral exploration and development remains globally competitive and able to attract investment?

By eliminating the Carbon Tax, the BC Libertarian Party will make BC more competitive globally and investors will feel better knowing their investments are going to exploration and development rather then government waste and taxation.

2. B.C. industries compete with many global jurisdictions that do not have a carbon tax. What measures will you take to ensure trade exposed industries like mining remain competitive while paying for carbon emissions?

The BC Libertarian Party is the ONLY party willing to repeal the Carbon Tax. We can only compete fairly when there is a level playing field, and with a tax dragging us down like the Carbon Tax, it’s not fair for BC. Axe the Carbon Tax

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