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Petition to British Columbia Government, John Horgan, Carole James

Stop BC's Speculation Tax

The BC Government has proposed what they call a "Speculation" Tax in their 2018 Budget.  The objective of this tax is to prevent "foreign" real estate owners from driving up the price of BC real estate by purchasing BC real estate, leaving the properties vacant and then flipping the properties simply to make a profit, thereby driving BC real estate prices higher. As submitted to B.C. Legislature: To the Honourable the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia, in Legislature Assembled:The petition of the undersigned, residents of the province of British Columbia, states that:The tax as proposed must be stopped. Any tax written must target ONLY real estate speculators, partially vacant homes must be excluded regardless of ownership.The B.C. Speculation Tax is unfair to all owners of non-primary residence homes in British Columbia and is unfair to the local communities these owners support. These home owners are not real estate speculators and legitimately own these homes for a variety of personal reasons unrelated to real estate speculation. Rental of these homes when not in use cannot be a factor for taxation and the new tax on these homes must not go forward. And the requests of municipalities that wish to opt out of this tax must be respected.Your petitioners respectfully request that the Honourable House Stop British Columbia's Speculation Tax as currently proposed. Dated 2nd day of April, 2018. I am caught in the tax below as a “Satellite Family” except that we are a Canadian Satellite Family not what the term generally means in the BC Real Estate world, i.e. wealthy investors from outside the country. I am currently an Alberta resident but I have owned property in BC as a vacation home since 2006. I consider the Okanagan home. My husband was raised in Coquitlam and attended UBC. We will retire there in a few short years. We are residents, not speculators. We and many of our friends and family from BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan have visited our Okanagan home and spent many weeks and months there as residents.  We spend thousands of dollars in our home community every year, at restaurants, Superstore, Save-On Foods, wineries, restaurants, Home Depot, Canadian Tire, the list goes on.  We are residents, not speculators. BC Residents: Please sign this petition. We do not want to leave our home but we cannot afford the "speculation" tax which more than doubles, and then more than quadruples our property taxes. If we sell, and we would have to, we not only have to abandon our dream vacation home but we take all of our spending with us. Who will buy our home? A BC resident? Maybe, or maybe an actual speculator. Ministry of FinanceTax Information SheetISSUED: February 2018 Information Sheet 2018 Tax Info Sheet The speculation tax will target foreign and domestic speculators in BC. These are homeowners who have removed their units from BC’s long-term housing stock –meaning they are not owner-occupied or a qualifying long-term rental property.Satellite families - households with high worldwide income that pay little income tax in BC - will also be captured by the tax.The speculation tax will initially apply to the Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Capitaland Nanaimo Regional Districts, and in the municipalities of Kelowna and WestKelowna.In 2018, the tax rate will be $5 per $1,000 of assessed value. In 2019, the rate will increase to $20 per $1,000 of assessed value. The owners of this petition can be reached at Find your MLA here:

Stop BC Speculation Tax
20,153 supporters
Started 3 weeks ago

Petition to Justin Trudeau, Facebook, Twitter, Inc, Instagram , Youtube , YouTube

Shut Down Ontario News Now

Doug Ford and his team have created a partisan news media outlet that is funded by taxpayer dollars.  True journalism has the responsibility of presenting unbiased facts to the public, remaining both highly critical and ethically conscientious of events that have transpired.  Although other Canadian news broadcasts may receive some government funding, they must abide by CRTC guidelines. Because of the online delivery of ONN content through social media, there is absolutely no content oversight from a Canadian regulatory body whatsoever. Ontario News Now fits the description of propaganda: information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view.  If renamed Ontario PC News or Doug Ford News, this reporting outlet would not be misleading when presenting biased information.  Thus, this use of government funding is in violation of Section 12 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms by providing unusual treatment to Ontario residents and Canadian citizens alike, veiled as real news with no objective criticism or authentic reporting.  This unabashed dictatorship-like action undermines the right of Ontarians to a democratic government and balanced news.  We also aim to have Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, and all other platforms that ONN shares its content on to recognize that government propaganda is in clear violation of social media policy and guidelines, and thus they should exercise their authority to shut down ONN.  By signing this petition, you are demanding that the Federal Government of Canada disallows the funding and operation of Ontario News Now.

Kenny Kate G
532 supporters
This petition won 2 months ago

Petition to John Roston

Run for council John Roston!

中文翻译如下。 John Roston is a creative-thinking community actionist in Richmond, BC. We need John to run for council this fall because he has action-oriented solutions to issues that face everyone living in Richmond. This petition is asking John to consider running for council, where Richmond desperately needs creative thinkers who will take action on critical issues in our city that effect livability and sustainability. Not only is he the founder and coordinator of Plug-in Richmond, he is also an avid community volunteer, working as Treasurer for the Richmond Museum, and working on farmland advocacy with Richmond FarmWatch. He writes an insightful personal blog,, where he shares his ideas and insights on current political issues in Richmond, including: rental housing, farmland preservation, the ONNI development on Steveston’s waterfront and intercultural issues.  Please sign and tell John you will support him this fall if he runs for council, we need change and he will bring the vision and action that Richmond desperately needs.  约翰 ·罗斯顿是 卑诗省 列治文市 的一名具有创見的社区实干家。 我们需要 约翰 在今年秋季竞选理事会,因为他有行动导向的解决方案來面对居住在列治文市 的每个人的问题。 这份请愿书要求 约翰 考虑竞选理事会,列治文市 迫切需要具有创見的思想家,他将会对我们城市中影响宜居性和可持续性的关键问题采取行动。 他不仅是 Plug-in Richmond 的创始人和协调员,他还是一名狂热的社区志愿者,为列治文市博物馆担任财务主管,并与 Richmond FarmWatch一起从事农田宣传工作。 他撰写了一篇富有洞察力的个人博客 在那里他分享了他对列治文市当前政治问题的想法和见解,包括:出租房屋,农田保护,ONNI 在 Steveston 滨水区和跨文化问题上的发展。 请签名并告诉 约翰,如果他竞选议会,你将会在今年秋天支持他,我们需要改变,他将会带给列治文市 迫切需要的远见和行动。

Richmond Residents for Change
215 supporters