B.C. is becoming an unaffordable place to live.
In 2019, gas prices broke record highs again, while at ICBC rates increased a further 6.3% and are up nearly 60% since 2012.
Combine all this with an out-of-control real estate market and it’s a wonder anyone can afford to live here at all.
Even the cost of hydroelectricity, once a bragging point of British Columbians, has increased dramatically over the past few years.
It continues a trend in this province, where instead of making BC more affordable, the government is doing the exact opposite – raising taxes and hiking rates on what are basic life necessities for most individuals and families.
We, the undersigned, call on the provincial government to immediately reverse all recent tax changes and rate hikes that have made British Columbia a less affordable place to call home. Because it’s hard to enjoy the beauty of B.C., when you can’t afford to live here.