BC politician Dan Brooks believes there’s a better way to promote economic development than selling booze and dealing cards.
Brooks says if he leads the BC Conservatives to power in 2017 he pledges to sell all liquor stores and casinos owned by the province to the private sector.
He adds the current Liberal government has a poor track record with Crown corporations.
“They sold BC Rail for less than it was worth, they have made a mess of other crowns like BC Hydro and Bc Ferries. Crown corporations should serve the public and economic development of this province and casinos and liquor stores don’t do that.”
Brooks says through BC’s licensing and taxation operations they would still receive substantial revenue from liquor and gaming.
The party will elect its leader on September 17th at their leadership convention and AGM in Prince George.