Campbell decided to bare all after his movement plopped to an historic low approval rating of 26%
The Premier noted that elections are a time for parties to lay out their plan for the future of the province. He said, "We did that, we just didn't share it honestly with anyone." Campbell explained that revealing the government's real intentions would have undermined confidence of voters and put his government at risk. The Premier called this unacceptable because he wants to preside at the Olympics aftermath, the one that will see the gigantic post-games economic miracles come to pass, for some of us.
Campbell said, "Uncertainty and instability undermine confidence, drive away investment and put people out of work. Those would have been good people too, drawn from all levels of my Party."
Campbell noted that the BC Liberals campaigned on stability and freedom from higher taxes. "Our platform stated now, more than ever, we need stability. During these turbulent economic times, our economy can ill afford higher taxes. . . " He said that statement is sort of true in principle. "We're merely removing a few billion dollars from the hands of consumers and giving it to businesses. After all, business owners are consumers too, so, we see that as sort of a wash."
Campbell criticized the NDP for promising to raise the minimum wage to $10 an hour. He said, "That promise is reckless and irresponsible. It's been
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