VICTORIA (March 6, 2018) – Under the NDP’s new employer health tax, the City of Kamloops is facing an extra $700,000 burden.
There is concern this tax increase will likely force Kamloops to make up the shortfall by raising property taxes, resulting in higher costs for both businesses and families. Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Peter Milobar raised this in Question Period today, but Municipal Affairs Minister Selena Robinson refused to answer the question. Finance Minister Carole James got up instead and would not acknowledge the fact that Kamloops families will be hit with this surprise increase to their property taxes.
The NDP pledged to make life more affordable for British Columbians. However, this appears to be another broken promise.