A new development in the verbal battle between the Liberal opposition and the NDP government over the impact of the new health employer tax and minimum wage on the B.C Wildlife Park in Kamloops.
During Question Period in the legislature, Finance Minister Carole James says she’s willing to meet with park officials.
“I have received the wildlife parks information. I have certainly reviewed it. My staff have actually been talking to them about whether there is an opportunity for a meeting coming up and we will continue to work through the implementation as I said listening to British Columbians. It will be out before the summer.”
Kamloops South MLA Todd Stone raised the issue
“Will she fully offset the taxes and the other costs that she and the NDP have imposed on the B.C Wildfire Park.”
Park General Manager Glen Grant says, the employer health tax begins in 2019 and the minimum wage hits $15 an hour will cost the non profit an extra 200 thousand dollars a year.