Are the B.C. Liberals planning to boost Uber, Airbnb and the sharing economy?
Jan. 20, 2016 The B.C. Liberals want to know what you think about the so-called sharing economy — companies like Uber, Airbnb and Lyft whose apps are disrupting traditional taxi and hotel business models. Or perhaps, the party wants you to think they want to know what you think. For the past few weeks, sponsored posts from the BC Liberals have been popping up on Facebook and Instagram, asking “Should B.C. welcome the sharing economy?” with a prompt to click “Yes” or “Not sure.” The available answers do not include no.
The party says it’s gathering public input, but those who watch both B.C. politics and the sharing economy see the campaign as less about consultation than shoring up support, and a mailing list, for the long-governing party’s next move. Read the full story at CBC News