Vernon Morning Star: Local MLAs say the introduction of a high-income tax in B.C. could deter family physicians from settling in the South Okanagan. After the B.C. NDP government introduced the tax in the 2020 budget in February, B.C. Liberal MLAs voiced their disapproval, stating it could contribute further to the already existing shortage of doctors in the area. The new tax bracket increased income tax levels to 20.5 per cent for those earning more than $220,000 annually.