Local MLA and Official Opposition Leader hear directly from Shuswap business community

SALMON ARM (January 10, 2019) – Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo was pleased to welcome BC Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson to Salmon Arm this week to hear the concerns of key local groups who contribute much to our provincial economy.

Kyllo and Wilkinson held roundtable events with the agriculture, construction, real estate and roadbuilding industries on Wednesday. Representatives in attendance shared their views on how the current government’s economic policies are affecting them.

“We heard a lot of concern about the NDP government’s new and increased taxes, and how these measures will hurt our hard-working farmers, ranchers and builders,” says Kyllo. “Meanwhile the NDP’s Speculation Tax, which doesn’t actually address speculation, is already putting the freeze on housing projects in this province. And the roadbuilders in particular aren’t happy with the NDP’s Community Benefits Agreements, which are shutting numerous companies out of the bidding process for major public infrastructure projects.”

Kyllo says the NDP government should rethink its damaging tax schemes and unfair union agreements, which will only hurt the local and provincial business community and the many workers relying on good jobs to support their families.

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