Victoria, B.C. – In response to the recent report by the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, which highlights an estimated additional cost of $6.5 billion on B.C. businesses due to government taxes and programs, Sonia Furstenau, Leader of the B.C. Greens and MLA for Cowichan Valley, is once again pushing for reform of the Employer Health Tax (EHT).
“As financial pressure on B.C. businesses continues to grow and our province faces multiple challenges, including rising inflation and labor shortages, small and medium-sized businesses are feeling the weight of these economic strains,” said Furstenau. "By reforming the EHT and alleviating the financial burden on small and medium-sized businesses, we can foster an environment of sustainability, innovation, and prosperity.”