NDP: Wilkinson has no plan to help forestry communities

THE NDP said on Tuesday that under the BC Liberals, the number of coastal forestry jobs declined by 40% and the volume of logs being processed in mills went down by 45%.

“Today, Wilkinson is in Campbell River with not much new to offer,” it added.

Who won’t benefit from the BC Liberals plan?

The NDP pointed out that its government’s Economic Recovery Plan already brought in a one year 100% PST rebate to businesses on purchase of machinery and equipment, providing $470 million in savings on a wide range of business purchases.

BC already provides a number of exemptions on PST for the logging industry

  • Production machinery and equipment (ex. equipment for moving trees)
  • Containers and packaging material (ex. bundling wire)
  • Safety equipment and protective clothing

Most household essentials are also already exempt from PST: including groceries and meals in restaurants, children’s clothing, school supplies, medications, rent and childcare. 

Who will benefit from their plan?

The NDP said: “Millionaires buying this yacht would get $70,000.”