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Policy development

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Summary:

  • Policy needs to be forward thinking and address future issues such as technology of the future and associated opportunities
  • Avoid focusing on economic growth
  • Simplify policy descriptions so understandable for all
  • More public involvement in policy discussion

Specific areas for consideration in policy and platform

  • Review of the tax structure
  • Measurable objectives to drive natural resource decisions
  • Emergency management
  • Climate emergency

 

Process questions

  • Policy vs platform, how do they relate?
  • How is membership involved in platform development?
  • How do members bring forward legislative suggestions and comments?
  • Are the current processes effective?

General comments on principles for being a leader in policy development and implementation

  • Policy needs to be forward thinking and address future issues such as technology of the future and associated opportunities
  • Cumulative effects of resource extraction need to be incorporated into all decisions
  • We need to sell our policies
  • Resist focus on “growing economy”
  • Simplify policy descriptions so understandable for all
  • More public involvement in policy discussion

Specific areas for consideration in policy and platform

  • Progressive not regressive taxation
  • Flat tax vs income tax
  • Step up the language on climate change
  • The BC Green Party supports evidence based key stone species protections that will give natural resource decisions through a measurable set of objectives
  • Emergency management
  • Climate emergency
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