He says he will bring back the seniors' ferry discount on weekdays, and provide new funding for classroom supplies and equipment in elementary and high schools, as well as 114,000 new rental and co-op homes around the province.
"There is only one party that is going to control spending, cut taxes and make sure British Columbians can go to jobs everyday, have the dignity of a paycheque and be able to look after the people that they love", said Clark.
The influence of foreign money has always been a concern in the debate about how to rein in housing prices in Vancouver, where prices jumped by more than 40 per cent in a single year and where detached homes fetch well over $1-million.
"It's a very targeted tax toward people who are buying property here, or who own property here, but who aren't paying income tax here", NDP MLA David Eby said on Thursday.
- Horgan says he's already having meetings about how to distribute legal marijuana, including talks with liquor outlets, craft brewers, pharmacies and dispensaries. "Not a place that's half filled, and so expensive that people can't stick around".
He said: "While Christy Clark is looking out for people at the top, my priority is making life better for people".
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Haley also noted that the United States' first priority is still to defeat ISIS, but that there can be "multiple priorities".
"If there is not enough rental housing in the province, it's partly because we still need cities to get to work and zone more rental housing". "We were dead last in Canada for employment and economic growth and 50,000 families left B.C. because there was no job opportunities and this is exactly what this platform is going to be doing", she said.
The $10 a day affordable daycare the party has long touted would cost $280 million in the first year, and rise incrementally, up to $400 million in 2019/2020 and up to $1.5 billion annually in the 10th year.
In fact, Horgan is also promising to balance budgets for the next three years.
But Mike de Jong, the Liberal government's finance minister, said the NDP's proposals would cost at least $4 billion a year and lead to a credit downgrade.
De Jong says the NDP's plan "is not possible" unless one of two things happen: "an operating deficit, or massive tax increases", adding it's not sustainable and can not co-exist with a balanced budget.