We must include policies and supports that help all Islanders and businesses.
The soaring costs of living are hurting Islanders. We are asking the government to implement truly progressive and beneficial policies that help more than just the wealthy.
For example, this year government will implement a carbon price plan that will further lead to higher prices at the pump. Given this fact, we have been advocating for years for a dividend policy for carbon taxes. Islanders must be given a carbon tax rebate cheque in hand to offset these costs.
Yet, for years, both the Liberals and Conservatives have railed against implementing our proposal which would leave most Islanders with more money in their pockets. And this government is signaling it is only willing to create a boutique basket of incentives that only benefit a few.
It’s time to give relief to all Islanders.
Honourable Peter Bevan-Baker, MLA
New Haven-Rocky Point
Leader of the Official Opposition