VICTORIA (March 7, 2018) – The City of Cranbrook has some tough choices to make thanks to the NDP’s new employer’s health tax.
The City of Cranbrook will be replacing MSP premiums with the NDP’s new, higher payroll tax which will cost them $240,000 in 2020.
This tax increase will likely force Cranbrook to make up the shortfall by raising property taxes. Kootenay East MLA Tom Shypitka raised this issue 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 hardships that this tax will bring to small communities.
The NDP continue to dismiss important questions on the employer’s health tax. Despite their platform claim that no new taxes would be introduced, the NDP have broken another promise to British Columbians.