Friday, March 03, 2006

The dreaded parking tax

Sign our petition to kill the BC parking tax.


Concerned Citizen said...

The CTF does not have its plate full enough trying to destroy federal and provincial government programs but now they want to limit cities and towns from being able to raise enough revenue to operate strong civic services. What did you guys get a large donation from the lower mainland ?

David MacLean said...

All in a day's work, sir.

Concerned Citizen said...

I assume that means , yes, and you respond well to bribery.

David MacLean said...

If there is anyone out there who wants to bribe us to oppose a ridiculous tax, we're for sale.

Brick wall said...

Is there a tax you don't thinks is ridiculous ?
So the CTF policy is for sale ?
By the way, How is election dates fall into the area of tax policy ? or did someone give you a large donation to advocate that one.

David MacLean said...

A couple people have asked about our policy on fixed election dates. I'm not sure why people find this confusing.

Our three fold mandate is as follows:

1)Lower taxes
2)Less waste
3) Accountable government

Since we began as an organization we have supported fixed election dates, re-call, and citizen-inititated referenda.

Fixed election dates build in more accountability to taxpayers. We believe that government should go to the public for a four year mandate, try to accomplish their goals and then go back to the electorate for a fresh mandate.

As it stands in too many provinces the government can manipulate the election date to its advantage. It can spend taxpayer dollars in a cynical effort to buy votes. It can choose when to ask for a new contract. Nowhere else in life can the employee dictate the terms of performance reviews to the employers.

We've all seen the big pre-election build up in Saskatchewan. It's about transparency and accountability.

Again, the CTF has always supported fixed election dates -- for as long as we can remember. In most of our submissions to government we recommend fixed election dates as a way of making government more accountable.

I hope that answers your question.

John Murney said...

Wow, a blatant municipal tax grab...

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