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June 24, 2017 1:55 pm

BC Libertarian Candidate Takes Aim at Carbon Tax

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Fort Fraser, B.C. – B.C. may be leading the country in job growth, but we’re sure not benefitting from it in the Interior.

That from Jon Rempel, BC Libertarian candidate in Nechako Lakes.

BC Libertarian candidate Jon Rempel – photo submitted

“They (BC Liberals) talk about how great the economy is in B.C. – well the only places the economy is doing good is the Okanagan, the Lower Mainland and Victoria.”

The Fort Fraser resident says he’d also like to “axe the tax” – the carbon tax that is.

“The single biggest damaging thing for the economy in the Central Interior has been the carbon tax. We think we should axe it,” says Remple.

“There’s been no proof that it’s done anything to improve the climate and it’s a poor tax. It costs a lot to administer and it’s not truly revenue neutral. It also affects poor people disproportionately.”

The businessman, heavy equipment operator, prospector and political hopeful says he likes his chances come election day May 9.

“Yeah I do. I think I’ve got a real good chance actually. I’m finding people support the ideas of more freedom, lower taxes and more consumer choice when it comes to things like ICBC.”

Rempel is one of three declared candidates in the riding – the others are Liberal incumbent John Rustad and Anne Marie Sam of the NDP.

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