Times Colonist: Business groups welcome suggestion for B.C. tax review


The province’s business community is getting behind a recommendation that government consider a comprehensive review of the B.C. tax system.

With many quarters saying they have been asking for such a review for years, the business community is applauding an all-party legislature committee’s recommendation that it’s time for a review of the province’s carbon tax, employer-health tax, luxury tax, speculation and vacancy tax and provincial sales tax.

“It’s the most important recommendation for people, companies and the province that will significantly impact our quality of life, or lack thereof, for the next few years,” said Greg D’Avignon, president of the Business Council of B.C.

It’s not a sure thing the government will entertain the idea.

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