Where They Stand

Responses from the Saanich North & The Islands riding
response from:

Gary Holman

Saanich North & The Islands  |   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:

Adam Olsen

Saanich North & The Islands  |   BC Green Party   |  May 02, 2017

Thank you for your letter posing a series of questions in regards to the key priorities of the mineral exploration and mining industry in BC. We appreciate the opportunity to provide comment, and will focus on several of the themes from the Green Party of BC platform which we feel are very pertinent to your questions.  

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response from:

Stephen P Roberts

Saanich North & The Islands  |   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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