Gordon Clark: Developers rip NDP’s budget tax measures, and with good reason

If you need further evidence that every day is amateur hour in Victoria under the NDP, do yourself a favour and read the letter sent recently to Finance Minister Carole James by the Urban Development Institute, the professional group that represents B.C. property developers and planners.

Collectively, as they point out in the letter, their work contributes “almost $23 billion in annual GDP and sustains over 233,000 well-paying and family-supporting jobs across the province.” Whatever you might feel about developers, construction and real estate are the No. 1 contributor to the B.C. economy, which is why it’s important for all of us that those sectors remain healthy — at least if we want a functioning economy. You know? Jobs. Private-sector economic activity to tax so there’s money for hospitals and schools, etc.

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