Polls say a new tax that the B.C. government plans to introduce later this year is popular among British Columbians, but to BC Liberal housing critic Sam Sullivan, it carries an ugly tinge of Trumpism.
“They’re going to build a [metaphorical] wall, keep the foreigners out and make the foreigners pay for it,” Sullivan told Business in Vancouver about a tax first revealed in the February 20 budget. He called the tax “xenophobic.”
“Remember that a budget is ideology without the rhetoric. They haven’t said, ‘Build that wall,’ but they’ve done it through their budget.”