According to CKNW`s Shane Woodford...... Today, at 7:26 pm
Premier’s promised ‘Prosperity Fund’ to be tabled just in time for 2017 election
"A fund promising to cure all our financial woes promised by Premier Christy Clark in her election campaign two years ago will finally see the light of day just before the next provincial election.
In a mandate letter to the minister of finance, Christy Clark instructs Mike de Jong to table her promised Prosperity Fund in the legislature in the Spring of 2017.
That is also when the next provincial election will be held.
In the 2013 election campaign the Premier said 100-million-dollars of revenue from her promised LNG industry would flow into the fund.
Clark promised the money would wipe out BC’s debt, reduce taxes on families, and make investments in health care, education, and infrastructure.
However the provincial debt has increased by about nine-billion-dollars since she made the promise under her campaign pitch of debt free BC.
And while momentum has been made on her promised LNG industry there likely won’t be a single facility built by the time the 2017 campaign arrives."
Now....First off...Ross K just today(June22/2015) was wondering where and when the next shiny Christy Clark distraction and sparkling bauble would arrive, he didn`t have to wait very long... Ross K`s answer comes today, June 22/2015...The very same day he posted the article linked directly below...
Monday, June 22, 2015
Unless that`s a typo, and or you are being deliberately obtuse Shane...Christy Clark did not promise $100 million dollars(that`s what you wrote Shane Woodford) would flow into a prosperity fund...In fact Christy Clark in 2013 promised $100 billion dollars would flow into a provincial prosperity fund...
However, with the deal the BC Liberals cut with Petronas, if the project gets built, after 30 years of LNG exports...BC might be lucky enough to collect a TOTAL of $100 million in total LNG revenues.....
Funny stuff, tabling a prosperity fund framework in the run-up to the next (2017 election)...By 2017 there still won`t be one drop of LNG exported out of British Columbia..
Christy Clark and her gang of BC Liberal scofflaws are so desperate to change channels on their endless crimes and scandals..
Just to refresh British Columbians and Shane Woodford`s memory...
Here is the BC Liberals 2013 election platform..Page 1....A personal message from Christy Clark....And I quote...
Today`s BC Liberal Plan
A message from Christy Clark
"With our balanced budget and the B.C. jobs plan, Today`s BC Liberals want to grow the economy and pay off the provincial debt, a key part of this plan is taking advantage of a our-once-in-a-generation-opportunity to develop a new industry by exporting liquefied natural gas to Asian markets. Over the next 30 years, this clean resource has the potential to generate $1trillion in economic activity, $100 billion for the BC prosperity fund, and 100,000 high paying jobs. The NDP refuse to come clean on their position on natural gas and would blow this historic opportunity.
The leader of the NDP and I are applying for the same job, the job of your premier, and we`re doing it at a time when our province is surrounded by economic risk. Let`s compare our platforms, our visions, our plans, and our team, let you the people of B.C. decide."Signed Christy Clark
(Below is a link to the BC Liberal 2013 election platform and Christy Clark`s personal signed message/statement..Grant G)
The audacity of these BC Liberals and Christy Clark..There will never be a prosperity fund with even $3 billion dollars in it from LNG..LNG won`t pay-off the debt, won`t create 100,000 jobs, won`t eliminate our sales tax, ...Christy Clark is already clucking about(in 2015) and preparing to promote in 2015 this 2017 shiny bauble, or should I say, recycle the same empty prosperity fund!,...Just before the 2017 election, a framework for a mystery fund, a framework for an LNG industry that at best, won`t be shipping LNG before 2022..Probably not at all...
There has been no climbdown by the BC Liberals over their outrageous 2013 revenue claims related to LNG..Even though the tax regime has been reduced by 75% ....Even though royalties have been reduced and any future tax increases or royalty increases have been frozen for the next 25 years..no matter what happens to the price of LNG in the future..if LNG rises, BC will not see one extra dime of revenue...and still Christy Clark and Rich Coleman keep on clinging to their delusions while knee deep in unicorn dung...
Christy Clark is wrangling up her trained golden unicorns, herding the unicorns into our BC Legislature in 2017, just in time for our next election...And...Each and everyone of our senior press gallery reporters and columnists get their own unicorn...One for Sean Leslie..One for Les Leyne...Two unicorns for Tom Fletcher, a pretty pink unicorn for Keith Baldrey..
And the beat goes on..
P.S......Hey Shane Woodford...Fix your typos or clarify, getting tired of shabby cknw story telling..
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