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BCYL Delegate Selection Meeting

By on March 05, 2014
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The BC Young Liberals will be holding a Delegate Selection Meeting to elect delegates for the BC Liberal Biennial Convention to be held this May in Kelowna.

The Delegate Selection Meeting will be held on March 27, 2014.

To stand as a delegate please email Simrath Grewal at simrath.grewal@bcliberals.com

To vote at the DSM and attend convention you must be a member of the BC Liberal Party

Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014

Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Roundhouse Community Centre, Room A
181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3

RSVP at: http://bclib.ca/e250

Policy Roundtable

By on October 24, 2013
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There’s a popular perception that government policy changes only come from those within it. The policy influencers tend to be entrenched bureaucrats or politicians who’ve been around for a while. 

However, that doesn’t have to be the case. The BC Young Liberals are proud to be holding a policy roundtable this Saturday at 2PM at the SFU Harbour Centre (Room 1505) where you can have an influence on the direction of our province. 

If you have any policy ideas for changes or additions to what British Columbia has already put forward, come prepared with your case. If you’re not quite sure yet what you’re passionate about changing, come out and listen and discuss with others about their ideas. 

Don’t forget to register, and we look forward to seeing you there!

 

 

 

 

Jon Barry

Vice President of Operations 

Westside- Kelowna

By on June 18, 2013
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Join us in campaigning for Premier Christy Clark in Westside-Kelowna.

A month ago we proved the pollsters, pundits, and political scientists wrong. Our win showed that British Columbians want a strong economy and a secure tomorrow. 

We need you to help us win the byelection in Westside-Kelowna, If you would like to volunteer with the campaign please email us at bcyl@bcliberals.com

Lets do this!


 

 

Committees... a new way to get involved

By on June 18, 2013
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The BC Young Liberals offer a number of committees that any member can join. 

They're a great way to get more involved, expand your network, engage more people in our party, and help advocate for the issues that matter to young people.

Policy/Constitution Committee
Communications Committee
Events Committee
Election Readiness Committee
Young Professionals Committee

Please email us at BCYL@bcliberals.com if you would like to join a committee and please include a short description of why you would like to join the committee

Speaking directly to young people

By on May 13, 2013
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Tomorrow is Election Day in BC. With voter turn-out so low among students we need to be out there more than ever before. Let's take a moment to talk about our motto "strong economy, secure tomorrow''. It is as if they are speaking directly to every student and young person across BC. There is so much on the line for us and our future. This election is the difference between a solid foundation post graduation or a weak economy full of uncertainty. Remember to vote and bring a friend with you. 

 

Everything you need to know about voting tomorrow can be found at the following link: http://www.elections.bc.ca/index.php/voting/ 

Fairview Super Saturday

By on May 03, 2013
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The last episode on the thrilling trilogy, Team Margaret is hosting it's third and final Super Saturday prior to Election Day!

Join us on Saturday, May 11 in Vancouver-Fairview for a day full of Super Saturday activities - we hope you can join us!

8:45 AM-9:45 AM - Complimentary Yoga Class 
10:00 AM-2:00 PM - Volunteer Canvasing Blitz
2:00 PM-4:00 PM - Tailgate party & BBQ Lunch,

Click Here for RVSP and More Information

Point Grey BBQ and Canvass!

By on May 03, 2013
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Join the Point Grey Campaign Team and a very special guest on Sunday May 5th at 12:00 PM!
Enjoy a fantastic BBQ at the Point Grey Campaign Office before we head out to canvass the neighborhood to support Premier Christy Clark in her very own riding!

 

RSVP HERE!

5 Facts about Balanced Budget 2013

By on February 28, 2013 · 3 reactions
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Corporate tax rates will increase by 1 percent on April 1. However, even after this minimal increase in corporate taxes, British Columbia will still enjoy some of the lowest tax rates in Canada, which will allow us to be competitive in the global market. The BC Liberals since 2001 have reduced corporate taxes by 33 percent and have sought to transform British Columbia into a prime destination for businesses

Personal income taxes for those earning more than 150,000 will increase by 2.1 percent but will be limited to two years as the current legislation sunsets these tax increases after two years automatically. Personal income taxes especially for those earning below 100,000 have dramatically decreased in the past 12 years since the NDP were in power because of the more than 20 percent in tax cuts enacted by this government. This has translated into BC having one of the lowest personal tax rates in Canada and North America

Investments in Healthcare will increase by 2.4 billion dollars, but over the course of the next three years, the government will reign in on escalating healthcare spending and bring the increases in healthcare spending to 2.5 percent annually. Over the course of the election cycle, the NDP will attempt to deride the government for cutting healthcare funding which is false because investing 2.4 billion dollars into healthcare is an increase not a decrease. The NDP will also attempt to say that lower increases in spending mean worse health care, this to is false as BC ranks the highest in life expectancy, cancer treatment, and the lowest in obesity rates.

British Columbia will sell surplus properties the government has accumulated over the years. Currently British Columbians own 70 billion dollars worth of properties. The properties for sale account for less than two percent of all the total properties owned by British Columbians many of these properties were the result of the government purchasing excess land and know the government wants to correct that overspending by selling these surplus properties. The NDP government in the 1990’s sold over one billion dollars worth of properties.

Dr. Tim O’Neil a highly accredited economist reviewed the government’s revenue projections to ensure that our budget was fiscally sound. He concluded that overall the ministry’s projections and revenue targets were well founded. Nevertheless, Dr. O’Neil believed that in order to have an even stronger budget the ministry should project our natural gas prices on the low end rather than the usual median range used by the ministry and that is what the government has done.

 

Simrath Grewal

 

Let's Win This.

By on February 25, 2013 · 3 reactions
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On Saturday February 23, I had the opportunity to attend a Campaign College with the many wonderful volunteers,staffers,candidates and current MLA's of the BC Liberal Party. I walked into the ballroom at the Sheraton Wall Center and was inundated by 500 people that had the same goal as me; to continue making British Columbia the best place in the world for families. I will never forget the energy in the ballroom as it gave me the shivers. In that room were 500 people with the smarts, skills and determination needed for us to win on May 14 2013. I learned long ago that the most important thing to a political campaign is people and that's why I invite YOU to be part of our team and help ensure that BC remains the best place on earth.

 

Kavi Bal
President UBC BCYL

NDP: Impractical Change

By on February 15, 2013 · 2 reactions
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Regardless of what the NDP have been saying in their “positive” ads, the BC Liberal Jobs plan is changing this province for the better and the proof lies in the millions of dollars of investments that have been made in BC’s mining sector. Spending on mineral exploration has surpassed 680 million dollars a close to 50 percent increase from the 463 million dollars that were invested in mineral exploration in 2011.  Know as the BC Liberals continue to plan for the future of this province and begin to take full advantage of our natural gas resources. The NDP have begun to dither on this issue and want to take a married but also divorced at the same time approach to Liquefied Natural Gas in BC, they say there supportive of LNG and the thousands of jobs and the billions in revenue that go along with it. At the same time they don’t support they way in which natural gas is extracted and instead the NDP would opt to conduct a “study” of hydraulic fracturing something we have been doing in British Columbia for the past 50 years. There waffling on the issue does not end there, they also oppose all the plans to power the LNG Plants. The results of there undecidedness are simple; Under the NDP British Columbia would have no investments, no Jobs and revenues from all the wrong places.

This is all reminiscent of the last time the NDP tried changing this province for the better, investments in mineral exploration plummeted, the mining sector was virtually non-existent and thousands of jobs were lost. That was the change the NDP had pioneered in the 1990’s but know they want to take another shot at it. This time they say they will make change happen with “one practical step at a time”. When it comes to mining or LNG the practical step, the NDP talk about is creating a redundant and unnecessary environmental review process here in British Columbia. But while the NDP dream up these cockamamie idea’s the BC Liberals have worked to integrate and streamline BC’s and Canada’s environmental review processes, their efforts to reduce waste and red tape have allowed for hundreds of millions dollars to be invested in this province. The job plan that this BC Liberal government created has led to BC being the leader in job creation in Canada. So the next time the NDP tell you about their plans to change this province for the better one practical step at a time. We need to ask them how many jobs is it going to cost us this time.

 

Simrath Grewal

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