Gary Young

Gary Young

Cariboo-Chilcotin: Gary Young, independent candidate platform

Gary Young is an independent candidate in the Cariboo-Chilcotin. He submitted this information to the Tribune as his running platform.

  • May. 3, 2013 1:00 p.m.

Gary Young is running as an independent candidate in the Cariboo-Chilcotin.

He submitted this information to the Tribune as his running platform.


Platform: partial 17 of 45.

Let’s get rid of a few things that are bad for voters, taxpayers and BC and start with these:

1. Banning all corp/union donations  immediately as parties are collecting them as we speak

2. Eliminate the transfer tax on primary residence sales, new and used and ensure closing of the “trust” loophole.  Eliminate the same tax on used vehicles, boats, aircraft.

3. As the only province still charging MSP premiums, let’s get rid of them starting immediately with all Canadian residents in B.C. who are over 65.

4. Dissolve the Pacific Carbon Trust within three months and an immediate halt to any payouts.

5. No raw log exports immediately. All such logs currently do not meet “export” criteria and should be directed to B.C. mills for value added products.  Addition-l taxes to support reforestation efforts.

Revenue increases

6. Increase taxes on large resource corporations by two per cent per year for three years. Redirect this tax to investment in forestry, reforestation.

7. Reinstate and increase taxes on financial institutions. Tax to general Revenue.

8. Increase import tax on all alcohol coming into B.C. B.C. produced products exempt. Additional revenue goes to Health Care.

9. Tax all coal exports, eliminate all gas/oil subsidies and this funding goes directly to Education. Government and BCTF to jointly agree on this spending.

10.  Look to decriminlizing of marijuana and taxing same. Law changes to be authored by Government, Judiciary, Health officials and Law Enforcement.  Taxes to general revenue.

Change directions

11. Restore oversight of B.C. Utilities Commission and add insulation to prevent government interference

12.  More direct and indirect support of seniors care to provide better home based care, review 141 Kim Carter recommendations and work with her to implement.

13. Review FOI to improve on the amount of information available, reduce “blacked out” portions, and shorten time frames.  Public information is the focus.  We have a right to know how govt works.

14. Reduce to eliminate large corporate timber interests. Look to smaller local timber companies for allocations. No owning of property, limited time for harvesting, full replanting. All reforestation with B.C. seedlings and replanted by B.C. companies, preferably Canadian.

15. Restore apprenticeship programs and expand to small business management.  Apprenticeship programs to be co-authored by government and stakeholders.

16. Reduce taxes to some small business enterprises.

17. Move to instate electronic voting. Costs would go down.  Referendums introduced to get voter reaction to controversial issues. i.e. additional taxes, major projects.



Just Posted

Gibraltar Mine has started calling back 34 workers laid off on April 27 because it has received its permit to reactive the Gibraltar East Pit. (Taseko Mines Ltd. photo)
Gibraltar Mine receives permit, calling back laid off employees

Mining has begun in the Gibraltar East pit

(RCMP logo)
RCMP investigating early morning assault in Williams Lake

An insecure firearm was located in a residence

Williams Lake City Council rejected a proposal Tuesday at its regular meeting for the city to host a junior A hockey team for the upcoming 2021/22 season. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Council rejects junior A hockey bid in Williams Lake

The proposal has been up for debate the past several months

The city of Williams Lake will help fund a position at Canadian Mental Health Association Cariboo Chilcotin Branch for mental health programs using some of the COVID safe restart grant the city received from the province. (City of Williams Lake photo)
City of Williams Lake allocates 35K to support mental health programs

The funding for CMHA coming from the COVID Safe Restart grant the city received

Speed reader data collected between March 1 and April 28, 2021 indicated 94.68 per cent of vehicles traveling through kept below or to the 50 km hour speed limit. (Angie Mindus file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
City council agrees further speed restrictions not warranted for Westridge area of Williams Lake

Staff bases decision on speed reader data collected over six-week period

B.C. Labour Minister Harry Bains in the B.C. legislature, May 13, 2019. (Hansard TV)
VIDEO: B.C. to provide 3 days of sick pay for COVID-19 absences

Province will support employers on cost, labour minister says

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Brad MacKenzie, advocacy chair for the ALS Society of B.C., says having research projects in the province allows people here to have access to cutting-edge treatments now being developed. (B.C. government video)
B.C. funds research chair for Lou Gehrig’s disease at UBC

Pandemic has cut off patient access to international projects

In this Monday, March 15, 2021 file photo a vial of AstraZeneca vaccine is pictured in a pharmacy in Boulogne Billancourt, outside Paris. Questions remained Wednesday about the future of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine in Canada, as Manitoba limited use of the shot and Ontario announced it planned to save an incoming shipment to use as second doses. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Christophe Ena, File
Questions remain about the future of the Oxford-AstraZeneca shot in Canada

More than two million Canadians have received AstraZeneca and 17 have been confirmed to have VITT

A Mountie issued B.C. RCMP’s first ticket for non-essential travel May 1. (Black Press Media files)
Driver ticketed, told to ‘return to Lower Mainland immediately’ by Vancouver Island police

The motorist was originally pulled over for driving-related offences May 1

Children walk back to their classroom while wearing masks and physical distancing at St. Barnabas Catholic School in Scarborough, Ont., in October, 2020. A group of B.C. teachers has issued an open letter calling for the relaxation of non-pharmaceutical interventions for children in B.C. schools. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press)
Group of B.C. teachers calls for easing of pandemic measures for students

Teacher group says ‘response to COVID is out of balance to the cost our youth are paying’

Adam Hamdan has been living in Christina Lake since November 2020. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Man acquitted on terrorist charges given temporary residence in Canada

Adam Hamdan had been facing deportation to Jordan, where he holds citizenship through his Palestinian parents

Most Read