Jobs, jabs take centre stage on first day of BC election campaign

Instead they'll run on their record on economic growth and job creation, success in balancing the budget on the operating side, and holding the line on some taxes and spending. "The other thing that's pretty close to the top is that if you take the issues of economy and jobs together, they're also fairly close to those issues of health care and housing". "We have the lowest unemployment compared to the rest of the country since 1976". Perhaps, her countenance reflects the fact that just as certain athletes thrive under the pressure of the post-season, some politicians elevate their game during election races - especially those with the type of people skills the B.C. Premier possesses. Pumping her work on jobs.

The relatively modest menu of changes would appear not to have provided much inspiration for Premier Clark, "modesty" not being a quality commonly associated with her speeches. "I would say this (education spending) is the most important investment that we make as a society", Clark has said.

Clark wasting no time taking a poke at the NDP, saying their plan to tax just the highest earners to cover the cost of all the programs they are promising just doesn't add up.

Although the election campaign officially begins Tuesday, Horgan kicked off the NDP's campaign in Surrey on Sunday and visited North Delta on Monday.

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But back to Ms. Clark, and Cheshire grin she wore on Monday as she answered questions about the upcoming campaign.

"How are you going to help us with the long-term plans of managing congestion?"

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Steele & Drex spoke to both Mussatto and B.C. NDP leader John Horgan about what the election promises could mean for the future of commuting. Mainstream research. That's more than double our historic values. Former Olympic rower and silver medallist Dave Calder, who is running for the Liberals in Saanich South, played host to the event that drew Liberal candidates from across southern Vancouver Island.

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"While the BC Liberals have made an important commitment to matching the $2.2 billion in federal funding for Vancouver and Surrey rapid projects included in the 10-year vision", he said in a release, "unfortunately their platform is silent on several other urgent transportation priorities for our region".

Earlier this year in an interview with the Straight, B.C. NDP green economy critic George Heyman said that his party might consider feed-in tariffs in areas where communities could come together to do this in optimal locations.

The changes include bumping the Foreign Buyers Tax to 30 per cent and scaling the Property Transfer tax based on property value starting at homes worth more than $200,000 dollars.

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