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BC NDP Would Drown Business in Red Tape

Postby Rwede » Feb 7th, 2013, 9:28 am

BC NDP WOULD DROWN BUSINESSES IN RED TAPE

Jan. 21, 2013


As British Columbia proclaims Jan. 21-25 Red Tape Awareness Week, the BC NDP continues their love affair with burying businesses in red tape and regulations.

“What we hear from small businesses and chambers across the province is that time filling out paperwork takes time away from improving and growing business,” says Douglas Horne, MLA for Coquitlam-Burke Mountain.

The BC Liberal government’s focused efforts to cut red tape have resulted in a 42 percent reduction in regulatory requirements since 2001. That means more than 150,000 duplicative regulatory requirements are off the books so businesses can focus their attention on growth and job creation.

“While Adrian Dix is trying to forge a new business friendly identity, one does not need to look very far to see his true colours,” says Horne. “Not only did the NDP have a disastrous effect on the B.C. business climate back in the 1990s, but they continue to advocate for duplicative processes and increased regulations.”

During the NDP’s decade of decline, B.C. saw an increase in red tape through onerous new regulations. By 2001, there were over 400,000 regulations in British Columbia that were costing businesses billions to comply with.

Adrian Dix wants to bring forward a redundant and cumbersome review process, has committed to re-writing the Labour Code, and remains non-committal on net-zero regulation.

The BC Liberals believe in reducing red tape and regulations while maintaining high standards. British Columbia is recognized around the world for success in reducing government red tape. By contrast, when the Regulatory Reporting Act was introduced in 2011 – the first government in Canada to enshrine in law the requirement to publish annual reports about regulatory reform – the NDP referred to this important piece of legislation as “frivolous”.

“British Columbians have a reason to celebrate this week – we have come a long way on cutting red tape to help businesses thrive,” added Horne. “B.C. deserves better than drowning our businesses in red tape once again.”
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Re: BC NDP Would Drown Business in Red Tape

Postby Urbane » Feb 7th, 2013, 9:56 am

Low growth or even no growth, rising unemployment, higher taxes, more red tape for business . . . oh boy, the golden years will return if the NDP takes over again. I can hardly wait.
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Re: BC NDP Would Drown Business in Red Tape

Postby Rwede » Feb 7th, 2013, 10:16 am

“I witnessed first-hand how the NDP devastated our forest industry in the 1990s. When stacked, the NDP’s Forest Practices Code regulations stood 70 feet tall and added a billion dollars of costs to the industry. This bloated bureaucracy and labyrinth of red tape happened on Adrian Dix’s watch,” says Rustad.


NDP regulations stacked 70 feet tall. And the forest industry was supposed to operate under such conditions? Is it any wonder that the industry was decimated under Dix's watch in the 1990s?

Thanks to this 70 foot tall stack of regulations, the pine beetle was able to gain such a strong foothold in the 1990s that it has now killed 80% of the pine trees in BC, something we'll never recover from in our lifetimes.

Dix and the NDP should be publicly stoned for causing this to happen.
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Re: BC NDP Would Drown Business in Red Tape

Postby Gone_Fishin » Feb 7th, 2013, 1:35 pm

The NDP wants to make "paper criminals" out of the very people that provide thousands of excellent jobs for British Columbians. You know, screw the man on behalf of their union supporters, which is what the influential union leaders try to do to prove their "necessity" to union members. Too bad those stupid nutjobs in the unions don't realize it is THEIR jobs that will be lost.
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Re: BC NDP Would Drown Business in Red Tape

Postby George+ » Feb 7th, 2013, 3:18 pm

Your hysteria is showing.
Keep it up.
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Re: BC NDP Would Drown Business in Red Tape

Postby Rwede » Feb 7th, 2013, 3:55 pm

Business group says provincial NDP overreacting with worker proposals

By Peter O'Neil, Vancouver Sun

January 23, 2013

OTTAWA — A national business group has criticized the B.C. New Democratic Party over its plans to give new muscle to the agency that ensures workers, especially those under the federal government’s Temporary Foreign Workers program, aren’t exploited.

Laura Jones, executive vice-president of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, said the NDP’s proposals if it forms government could jeopardize B.C.’s reputation as a province with minimal bureaucratic red tape.

She said the CFIB is open to some proposals to improve protection for workers, but said the NDP is overreacting to sensational revelations involving a small number of incidents.

“Let’s be sensible about this,” Jones told The Vancouver Sun Wednesday. “Let’s not overreact.”

She was responding to NDP labour critic Shane Simpson’s proposals, outlined in an interview Tuesday, to toughen up the Employment Standards Branch, which faced huge budget and staffing cuts a decade ago.

Those cuts coincided with sweeping legislative changes by then-premier Gordon Campbell’s new provincial government to reduce bureaucratic red tape for B.C. businesses.

Jones seized on Simpson’s comment that the vast majority of B.C. businesses don’t exploit workers. She questioned why the NDP would consider emulating Manitoba’s NDP government, which requires employers of TFWs to register with the provincial government.

She pointed to a recent CFIB report card that gave B.C. top marks in the country for having the least red tape, while Manitoba had one of Canada’s worst records.


“If the vast majority of businesses are acting appropriately, why do we need a dramatic ramp-up of enforcement?” she said.

B.C.’s business community would support tougher penalties for “bad actors” who exploit workers, she said.

And the CFIB supports Simpson’s advocacy of a multilingual “help line” so foreign workers can seek help when dealing with exploitive bosses.

But Jones suggested that the NDP is overreacting to specific controversies.

“Let’s not take one example of someone behaving inappropriately and punish everyone for that.”

She said business owners will be nervous in response to NDP suggestions the Employment Standards Act might be amended. She said the Campbell government’s changes made improvements for both employers and employees.

“Concern about employment standards as a source of red tape has come down dramatically over the past 10 years. I would hate to see that reversed.”

Labour and worker advocacy groups have for years expressed concern about the dramatic rise in the use of Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada — especially in B.C., where just under a quarter of the TFWs find work. The number of TFWs in Canada reached a record 190,842 in 2011.

The issue burst into public attention after disclosure last autumn that a consortium of mostly Chinese companies planned to use exclusively Chinese TFWs in four proposed underground coal mines in B.C.

In December, The Vancouver Sun reported that an owner of two doughnut franchises in B.C. was requesting payments from TFWs of close to $20,000 for minimum-wage counter jobs.

The ESB is looking into the allegations, and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney launched a probe by the Criminal Investigations Branch of the Canada Border Services Agency.

B.C. Jobs Minister Pat Bell was unavailable for comment Wednesday.

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Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Busine ... z2KFy7woXB
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Re: BC NDP Would Drown Business in Red Tape

Postby George+ » Feb 7th, 2013, 3:58 pm

CFIB :dyinglaughing:
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Re: BC NDP Would Drown Business in Red Tape

Postby Rwede » Feb 7th, 2013, 4:00 pm

George+ wrote:CFIB



Your stupidity is overflowing today. Too bad you can't dispute a single thing in the article.
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Re: BC NDP Would Drown Business in Red Tape

Postby George+ » Feb 7th, 2013, 10:38 pm

B.C. JOBS Minister Pat Bell :dyinglaughing:
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Re: BC NDP Would Drown Business in Red Tape

Postby Urbane » Feb 7th, 2013, 10:41 pm

    George+ wrote:B.C. JOBS Minister Pat Bell :dyinglaughing:
Still no answer - you just proved Rwede's point!
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Re: BC NDP Would Drown Business in Red Tape

Postby logicalview » Feb 8th, 2013, 12:31 am

George+ wrote:Your hysteria is showing.
Keep it up.
More......votes for the......


you just posted, so the answer is: Liberals.

BTW - your communism is showing. Keep it up.
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Re: BC NDP Would Drown Business in Red Tape

Postby George+ » Feb 9th, 2013, 11:39 pm

Your right.
Pat Bell is no answer.
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Re: BC NDP Would Drown Business in Red Tape

Postby LoneWolf_53 » Feb 10th, 2013, 5:28 pm

Pat Bell wrote:“If the vast majority of businesses are acting appropriately, why do we need a dramatic ramp-up of enforcement?” she said.


Answer to that is simple, because the NDP's idea of job creation is to manufacture unneeded positions in the public service sector, to enable more of their party faithful to come to the trough.

Forget that such positions produce or create not anything productive, but rather unwarranted costly obstacles, struggling business will have to add to their list of things to deal with, but they'll bank on the public being stupid and gullible enough to buy their BS as genuine concern for the public.

One can only hope there are still a few left who are intelligent enough to see past this charade, no doubt but one small indicator, as to things on the horizon.
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Re: BC NDP Would Drown Business in Red Tape

Postby flamingfingers » Feb 10th, 2013, 7:13 pm

Ah, THIS Pat Bell, eh:

One reason Pat Bell doesn’t care about coal miners
Posted on February 5, 2013 by Ian

In this morning’s Province column Mike Smyth asks why Jobs Minister Pat Bell has fallen silent on the subject of temporary foreign workers taking Canadian mining jobs at HD Minings repurposed Tumbler Ridge mine.

Smyth finds it “strange” given that the Minister was so chatty previously.

Strange it may be. But there is a reason. 16,000 reasons. That’s how much one of the mine owners contributed to the BC Liberals in 2011, the last year reports are available for.

I wonder what 2012 brought and whether any of it will end up in the minister’s campaign?


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Re: BC NDP Would Drown Business in Red Tape

Postby LoneWolf_53 » Feb 10th, 2013, 7:41 pm

Actually flaming blight on reason, I don't need Pat Bell to show me the folly of such a stupid proposal.

We're struggling enough with this rotten economy, and the last thing that government needs, in view of already existing challenges in addressing budget issues, is a bunch more over paid pencil pushers that don't create anything of value, in the process chasing more business away to friendlier locales.

Those with a brain can figure out the obvious on their own, whereas those who are driven solely by rabid hatred, not so much!

Pity you've lost the ability to recognize the detrimental NDP policies of the past, and are under some delusion that history won't repeat itself, especially when it's still much of the same old deadwood in the pile.
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