Post 3C: BC Provincial Election

Next month BC will head to the polls in a provincial election.  A government’s economic policy can have a profound impact on local business.  What are some of the ways in which business is affected by government policy?

BC Provincial parties also need to market themselves to voters.  How does each party try to appeal to its voter base?  Provide specific examples of each party’s voter demographic and how they try to target them.

15 thoughts on “Post 3C: BC Provincial Election

  1. Different political parties can have different policies on things such as minimum wage, interest rate, taxes, and other regulations that can restrict small to medium size businesses from profiting. This is why usually certain political parties will choose to favor a part of the demographics, while it is impossible to favor everyone.

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  2. Many businesses are affected by the government policies from choosing the minimum wages, interest rates and taxes. They can also have a say in what a company sells and how it is run. Each Party will try to appeal to the voters by creating a platform which both the part and people believe in. For example the green party will target people who want a sustainable future for their province. The NDP will target the middle and lower class to create a more affordable way of living.

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  3. A governments economic policy can affect business’s because of their choices on taxes, laws and minimum wage. These factors change what business’s are aloud to do. This affects how a business hires customers as well as their products by certain laws ex: Cigarette age drinking age. Taxes may also affect business because of higher interest rates. Each party tried to appeal it’s voter base by making claims about what changes will happen, yet a lot was hate ads directed towards other parties.

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  4. government party appeals to voters is by making promises that would make them happy. business are effected by the government because they are in charge of minimum wage.

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  5. Over the years seeing B.C voting ads. I find that parties most of the time belittle their opponents with the majority of their campaign videos, they get “real people” to also belittle the other party(s). Their videos usually also focus on taxes and try to appeal to people in post secondary education. I see the Liberals usually trying to get votes from younger people usually in the their 20’s

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  6. The government plays a huge role in business today, there are monopolies such as BC hydro and icbc completely funded and run by government. But governments also control minimum wage, this plays a huge role in business and small businesses because it determines the amount that has to be paid to their employees. An increase in this wage can cut down the amount of jobs as well as small businesses because companies and people alike will either not want to pay more or wont be able to afford to pay more.

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  7. some business are effected by the government because they are in charge of minimum wage. governments get to choose minimum wage but its companies and businesses that have to follow it. some people may not want to work with these business because they pay minimum wage and thats too low for them. another way is that the government could raise taxes with means businesses will have to up their pricing, which won’t make the customers happy.

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  8. ways businesses can be affected is a rise in taxes effecting an increase in costs. A rise in interest rates raises the costs to business of borrowing money, and also causes consumers to reduce expenditure (leading to a fall in business sales).

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  9. The parties mostly used hate ads to demote other parties. None of the parties really pumped up their own parties, they only trashed the others by using past things the leaders had done or weird policies they plan to put in place.

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  10. Many businesses are affected by the government policies because they choose minimum wages, interest rates and taxes. They can also have a say in what a company sells and how it is run. Each Party will try to appeal to the voters by creating a platform which both the part and people believe in. For example the green party will target people who want a sustainable future for their province. The NDP will target the middle and lower class to create a more affordable lifestyle.

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  11. the government parties all believe that they are right and everyone else is wrong. This is evident in the numerous ads that they air to TV and social media to try and ruin the image of an opposing candidate. they use quotes from the past or things that the opposition have done in the past to change people perceptions of the voters.

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  12. Government policies such as laws can affect business’s because they control what the business is allowed to do. For example some laws prohibit businesses from selling tobacco to kids under 19. One way a party would appeal to voters is by telling them they can make changes for the better. For example the foreign buyers tax.

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  13. Government policies such as laws affect business because they control what the business can and can’t do. For example some laws prohibit businesses from selling alcohol to minors. A way a government party appeals to voters is by making promises that would make them happy. For example the Liberal Party said they would legalize marijuana for the demographic that were against the conservatives harsh drug laws.

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  14. Political parties and candidates are key stakeholders in the election cycle. Candidates standing for office are affiliated with political parties which both define a candidate’s ideology and policy position while reflecting a list of issues with which the electorate can identify based upon a political party platform as mirrored in the candidate’s election promises to the public. Candidates as individuals represent a party platform and with the help and support of their affiliated party apparatus, they compete for public office, carry out election campaigns, and try to convince voting citizens to cast their ballot for them. Ultimately, the ability to openly campaign, receive credible public support through the voting process, assume public office, or form a credible opposition once in government depends on the legal, political, and cultural environment in the country, and on the administration, outcome, and public acceptance of the election results. Additionally, public acceptance of the outcome must be followed by final validation of the election result by political parties and their respective candidates. If both the voting public and political party candidates do not accept election results due to real or perceived electoral fraud or irregularities, the legitimacy of the resulting legislature or government is threatened.

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