CCPA Submission to BC Budget Consultations 2018

Submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services of the Legislative Assembly of BC
October 16, 2017
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This submission to the BC Budget Consultations for 2018 includes: 

  • An overview of the BC economic and employment context and of the province's fiscal situation (including our estimates of BC’s underlying surpluses over the next three years).
  • Our ideas for making BC’s tax system more fair.
  • Our seven budget priorities for the 2018/19 fiscal year. 
  1. Fund the implementation of a universal, affordable, quality child care plan.
  2. Introduce a comprehensive poverty reduction plan.
  3. Strengthen public education and health care.
  4. Make major investments in housing affordability.
  5. Expand climate action initiatives beyond the carbon tax.
  6. Provide stable, long-term funding for public transit.
  7. Improve the fairness of the provincial tax system. 

These action items represent a detailed and eminently affordable plan for how the BC government can deliver on its promises to make life more affordable, provide the services that people need and build a strong, sustainable and innovative economy that works for all British Columbians.