BC Throne speech today

BC’s Lieutenant Governor delivers the Campbell government’s last pre-election throne speech today.

It will set the stage for tomorrow’s deficit and economic stimulus budget and has prompted this prediction from Chamber of Commerce President, John Winter… [asset|aid=942|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=e4b1476246c4869a0aa0c39a3aedbf4d-Winter_2_Pub.mp3]

Maureen Bader of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation is hoping the government won’t roll back tax breaks for the private sector… [asset|aid=943|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=e4b1476246c4869a0aa0c39a3aedbf4d-Bader_2_Pub.mp3]

On the other side of the political and economic spectrums are Seth Kline with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and Jim Sinclair of the BC Federation of Labor… [asset|aid=944|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=e4b1476246c4869a0aa0c39a3aedbf4d-Klein-Sinclair_1_Pub.mp3]

Unlike the Taxpayer’s Federation Mr. Sinclair is a staunch opponent of tax cuts. The speech is set to begin at two o’clock this afternoon.