Langley homeowners bear the brunt of new NDP tax

Residents of Langley will be hit with higher property taxes as a consequence of the NDP’s new employer health tax.

This new payroll tax will cost the City of Langley an extra $236,000. This is on top of the $55,000 the City is already paying in MSP premiums.

In Question Period today, Langley MLA Mary Polak asked Minister of Municipal Affairs Selina Robinson whether she thought that was fair, but she refused to respond. Finance Minister Carole James got up instead and would not acknowledge the fact that Langley families will be hit with this surprise increase to their property taxes.

The employer health tax is yet another NDP broken promise. During the election campaign, Premier John Horgan told British Columbians the only taxes he would increase were contained in the NDP platform.