School tax a move to expropriation
The B.C. NDP’s school tax highlights a glaring flaw in the constitution: There is no protection against the expropriation of Canadians’ possessions. The NDP- Green coalition is moving to expropriate the private property of ordinary citizens with the so-called school tax.
The tax should be a wakeup call to all Canadians. The belief that one can own something as simple as a cellphone or a wedding ring is an illusion. Private individuals own assets only at the pleasure of government.
If the lack of property rights in Canada concerns Canadians, it would be appropriate to write to the prime minister, MPs and MLAs and, particularly, to Premier John Horgan to express concern about B.C.’s selective asset tax, the first such tax ever imposed in North America.
In the meantime, all assets Canadians think they own, including homes, savings accounts, RSPs, life-insurance policies, investment accounts and personal items are all subject to potential pillaging by governments that are increasingly desperate and greedy.
Ric Pow, Vancouver