The BC NDP Wants To Give Everyone $500 & Freeze Rent Until 2022
It's part of their plan to make life here more affordable.
With an election coming up, voters are wonderingand their plan includes giving out "recovery benefits" and freezing rent.
On Tuesday, October 6, the party lead by Premier John Horgan released its plan for the next four years.
The biggest promise looks like their idea to give "families a one-time $1,000 recovery benefit," and individuals $500.
We'll make life more affordable by freezing rents into 2021, and capping rent increases to the cost of inflation.
Another big promise is that they're planning to stop rent from going up until the end of 2021.
The maximum allowable rent increaseis 1.4%, but if the NDP were elected, they plan to make it 0% for a year.
The BC Liberals promised to eliminate the PST tax for a year if elected — is October 24.
They say it will help to "rebuild British Columbia’s struggling economy" in the wake of the pandemic.
Both parties have also committed to bringing B.C. aonce it's available.