Where They Stand

Responses from the Stikine riding
response from:

Rod Taylor

Stikine  |   Christian Heritage Party of B.C.   |  May 08, 2017
1. What fiscal measures will you implement to ensure that mineral exploration and development remains globally competitive and able to attract investment?

We need to reduce taxes, red tape and obstacles to mineral exploration and mining. Of course, tax and debt reduction are good for all British Columbians as well as for business.

 

Environment

2. BC 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?

Carbon dioxide is not our enemy. We would eliminate the BC Carbon tax and fight federal carbon taxes. To me, CO2 is not a pollutant and it is still unproven that it is the dominant factor in climate change.

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response from:

Doug Donaldson

Stikine  |   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:

Wanda Good

Stikine  |   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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