e’re leading the way with Balanced Budget 2008, which overturns the notion that you have to choose either a strong economy or a healthy environment.
In fact, we’re investing more than $1 billion in climate action initiatives. At the same time, we’re introducing new personal and business tax reductions. The changes in Balanced Budget 2008 will give British Columbians, by 2009, the lowest personal taxes in Canada on incomes up to $111,000.
We’re also encouraging innovation and conservation by introducing North America’s first revenue-neutral carbon tax. And starting in late June 2008, British Columbians are eligible to receive a Climate Action Dividend of $100. It’s just one of the way we’re helping people take action on climate change.
How will you spend your $100?
Whether you choose to buy energy-efficient light bulbs, shop locally for produce, or purchase eco-friendly upgrades in your home, your decisions can make a big difference.
Who will receive a Climate Action Dividend?
The Climate Action Dividend is available to every adult and child who was a resident of British Columbia on December 31, 2007. This includes $100 to parents for each child who was under 18 years of age at the end of 2007.