Vote Smart BC Campaign Launches New Television, Radio and Online Campaign

    VANCOUVER, April 2 /CNW/ - The Independent Contractors and Businesses
Association (ICBA) of BC today launched a new series of television and radio
ads and a new phase for their online Vote Smart BC campaign by taking dead aim
at the lack of change within the NDP and drawing clear links between the
current NDP led by Carole James and the economically destructive NDP
governments of the 1990s.
    "Carole James talks about a new, more moderate NDP, but she has
surrounded herself with staff, MLAs and candidates who were the architects of
the debacle in the nineties, and we will show that," says ICBA President
Philip Hochstein. The new ads compliment a new campaign on the Vote Smart BC
website with the theme "All in the Family."
    ICBA is taking a stand in the May 12th election campaign to prevent a
return to the NDP that directly attacked independent, family-owned
construction businesses with policies like union-only hiring, pension
suspension legislation, and badly hurt the economy. Hochstein says that unlike
the campaigns of COPE378 and other unions, the Vote Smart BC campaign will be
fact-based and defensive in nature. will point out the connections between today's NDP
and senior members of NDP administrations of the 1990s by profiling one senior
NDP official every day. Hochstein calls this 'the resume Carole James does not
want people to see.'
    "We're convinced that the more people get to know the real Carole James
team, the less likely they will be to trust her with control of our province
in these challenging economic times," says Hochstein. "Carole James and the
NDP are the wrong party and wrong leader at the wrong time."

    ICBA ( represents family owned construction businesses across
British Columbia.

For further information:

For further information: Philip Hochstein, President, ICBA, P: (604)
298-7795, C: (604) 561-9402

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