Liberal leadership hopeful Todd Stone releases election platform

By Vanessa Ybarra
December 3, 2017 - 3:28pm

KAMLOOPS — Liberal leadership hopeful Todd Stone has released his election platform detailing the issues he would tackle if elected to lead the party.

Top of the South-Thompson MLA's list is to defeat the NDP's planned referendum on electoral reform.

Other promises include to deliver balanced budgets and a renewed BC Jobs Plan.

"Keeping taxes low, balancing budgets, growing jobs, and keeping our economy strong are core values at the centre of all I would do as leader, said Stone. "At the same time, we must ensure we are using our strong economy to invest in priorities that will make life better for families and communities."

Stone also vowed to reduce the provincial sales tax by one per cent, roll back all NDP tax hikes and freeze provincial income tax rates.

The 45-year-old Kamloops resident was in Kelowna for the Liberals fourth Liberal leadership debate Saturday.

Party members will choose a new leader in February.

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