LRT tax increase would hit low-income

Unmentioned or perhaps forgotten in the debate about light rail transit are the renters and lower-income individuals and families

Unmentioned or perhaps forgotten in the debate about light rail transit are the renters and lower-income individuals and families.

The province will have no choice but to allow landlords to increase rents over and above the statutory limit to offset the significant tax impact. Coupled with sewage treatment, this is going to cause many hardships.

Secondly, there are going to be so few, relatively speaking, that will benefit from it. Just as minimal will be the benefits from sewage treatment.

Both of these expenditures, because of the significance of their tax implications should go to a public referendum, just as we took the HST to public referendum because of its tax implications.

We could do it at the same time as the upcoming civic elections. It would save a whole ton of money.

Bob Broughton




Just Posted

Greater Victoria enjoys sunny first day of spring

Summer-like temperatures of 21 degrees hit Wednesday for first day of spring

Bitter Saturna land-use dispute highlights legal grey areas

Unhappy Tsawout accuse leadership of cultural destruction

West Shore RCMP reminds vehicle owners to lock it or lose it

Numerous complaints of vehicles rifled through in View Royal

Spring break nature walks – get the kids out into nature!

Spring break, CRD Regional Parks naturalists are hosting three guided nature walks

VIDEO: Can you believe it? This B.C. hill pulls cars backwards up a slope

Sir Isaac Newton had clearly never been to this Vernon anomaly when he discovered gravity

POLL: When do you think the next major earthquake will hit Vancouver Island?

According to seismologists, Vancouver Island is overdue for a magnitude 7 earthquake.… Continue reading

Greater Victoria Wanted List for the week of March 19

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

View Royal council to discuss proposed 3.5% tax increase tonight

Budget open house to directly precede the council meeting

Prime minister defends Liberal budget measures as sales effort gets underway

Conservatives under Andrew Scheer say it’s a spree funded by borrowing against the future

Mayor meets with B.C. health minister on homeless taxi transfers

Two homeless people were discharged from Surrey Memorial and sent to a Chilliwack shelter

B.C. lottery winner being sued by co-workers

They claim he owes them $200,000 each, in a lawsuit filed in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver

Teacher reprimanded for conduct towards special needs student

Alan Stephen Berry told vice principal he did not have time to use positive strategies

Volunteer green team joins forces to restore local habitats

Partnerships with schools educate and facilitate remediations

Most Read