Times Colonist: B.C. budget: Province unveils new taxes on soft drinks, high earners


The B.C. Business Council of B.C. complained that the budget, while balanced, will do nothing to encourage new companies to invest in B.C. , while the new tax on top earners adds to the risk that head offices will leave the province.

“We think it’s a mistake,” said Jock Finlayson, the council’s executive vice-president. “It won’t raise as much revenue as they’re predicting and it’s a bit of a shot across the bow, I think, to business that, even though we’re trying to work constructively with this government, we’re not having much success.”

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