B.C.’s NDP government will likely raise taxes and increase government spending

Yesterday, British Columbians finally found out who will govern the province. The NDP, led by John Horgan (pictured above) and supported by the Green Party, was given an opportunity by B.C.’s lieutenant-governor to form government.Which raises an important question: what are the likely fiscal policy implications of a Horgan-led government, propped up by the Greens?Of course, the details will become clear when the new government tables its budget. But if we extrapolate from the policies contained in the NDP-Green power-sharing agreement and those common to both parties’ election platforms, then British Columbians can expect higher taxes, increased government spending and

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