I will use my $100 to help pay for a home energy audit. If you are doing renos that might improve the energy efficiency of your home anyway, you can recoup some of your costs AND help lower your carbon footprint. The auditor might identify some cost-effective ways you could reinvest the money you save to boost your energy efficiency even more.
Here's my resolution for the 100 $ rebate/bribe:
1) drive south of the border (a 5 minute affair with the help of a NEXUS pass) and spend all the money on filling the tank;
2) repeat for every fill-up, just for the fun of seeing this provincial government missing its targeted revenue;
3) next year vote GC out of his office, for insulting my intelligence with his ridiculous justification of this tax grab.
I'm planning to buy 1 share in Fording Coal.
Come up with some alternatives before taxing carbon based fuels again.
I work at 4:00 am in the morning, and the transit system is not in opperation at this time.. so how do I take public transit????
Thanks to the ignorant government policies, I will not vote lib ever again.. this government's ignorance on the average citizen will cost many poeple their jobs and lifestyles.. I drive 40 kms a day which isn't a lot just to bring home the bacon.. I wonder if gordon campbell pays for his gas??
This $100 dollars is just a sugar coat for a tax that nobody wants.
Cash? What cash? A hundred bucks is silly. A hundred bucks does nothing today; two or three bottles of wine, a small bag of groceries, enough gas to get to an ultra-sound (which this government centralized). A hundred bucks also means nothing to Gordon Campbell who will never lack for anything courtesy of the taxpayers of BC. His flights to Hawaii create more green house gases than I will create in my lifetime.
Comments should not be removed because a person is offended by it, that is their problem and people have a right to speak out.
Many people are using their cheque for FOOD and other necessities. Campbell and his gang don't need it, they should send it to African Orphans.
Furthermore, this system of government could well afford sending out $200.00 to each person.
Many people know this but who cares right??? Then shut up about it.
My wife and I aren't rich. We didn't have much of a choice but to spend it on gas as we were out of gas and still needed to get to work. I would love to be in a better financial and environmental position, but I'm not.
I'm all for a greener planet, but the idea of giving everyone in B.C. a $100.00 rebate is useless. They should have kept the $440 million to help fix some of the more pressing problems in this province, the homeless for one or they could have simply stuck it in the bank and saved it for a rainy day.
Instead, nothing will change. Our landfills will grow deeper with 440 million dollars worth of plastic wrap, bags and cardboard from cd's, dvd's, junk food and water bottles.
Welcome to our greener planet.
I'm using my $100 on the journey to Quadra Island to stay at a kayaking lodge which has composting toilets, solar heated water, generates their own electricity, and serves fruit and vegetables from their own organic garden, eggs from their own flock and no flesh apart from locally caught fish.
Actually, I'm making on the deal. It costs $120 for the Greyhound bus from Vancouver (including all the ferry fares), so my $100 will almost cover that. If I was to go by car, the ferry fares alone would be $163, and this way I get to look at the scenery while someone else drives.
Why would I want to spend more money, have more hassle and contribute to climate change - it's a no brainer!