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School tax town hall with Eby attracts hundreds

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – People living in the West Point Grey area finally got a chance to voice their opposition to the NDP’s ‘school tax’ to their provincial representative.

Almost a month after Attorney General David Eby cancelled a town hall meeting on the tax due to what he said were safety concerns, another meeting today organized by the West Point Grey Residents Association at Jericho Hill Gym, attracted over 500 people, many of whom rallied and signed petitions before hand.

“I’m retired, on disability with MS, I can’t get a job, I’m over 60, I’m not gonna be working again, I don’t get a pension from a company, I don’t get a pension from the government,” says Dave Mallory, who lives in the area. “If they take all my money now, I got nothing left in 30 years, when I’m in my 90’s. I’m looking after my dad right now, who’s 93 and in extended care — I know how much it costs.”

The proposed school tax will see a 0.2 per cent surtax put on the assessed value of homes worth more than $3 million.

Full Story here: http://www.news1130.com/2018/05/27/school-tax-town-hall-eby-hundreds/

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