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Big promises, small government : doing less with less in the BC Liberal new era  Cover Image Book Book

Big promises, small government : doing less with less in the BC Liberal new era / George M. Abbott.


"When Gordon Campbell’s Liberal government won a massive majority in British Columbia in 2001, the premier immediately fulfilled his pledge to cut personal income taxes. Big Promises, Small Government reveals the consequences of dramatic tax policy changes on social programs. Campbell expected lower taxes to spur investment and growth. Instead, cutting taxes, while exempting health and education, left smaller ministries scrambling to absorb the cuts to maintain a balanced budget, with disastrous effects. This insider recounting of the real-world genesis, implementation, and consequences of a tax policy offers vital lessons to future governments and insight into the role of taxes in society."-- from publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780774864879
  • ISBN: 0774864877
  • Physical Description: xvii, 259 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, [2020]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject: Taxation > British Columbia > History > 21st century.
Finance, Public > British Columbia > History > 21st century.
British Columbia > Economic conditions > 21st century.
British Columbia > Politics and government > 2001-

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  • 6 of 6 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Prince Rupert Library.


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Prince Rupert Library 336.2 Abbo (Text) 33294002104479 Adult Non-Fiction Volume hold Available -

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