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Budget 2019 creates opportunities, makes life better for people

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 06:40
Budget 2019 is creating opportunities for all British Columbians by delivering a new B.C. Child Opportunity Benefit for kids up to the age of 18, removing interest from B.C. student loans, reducing taxes for businesses and investing in clean energy and climate solutions. 2019-02-19T13:48:00-08:00 2019-02-19T13:48:00-08:00 Province of BC

B.C. First Nations, Province partner in historic revenue-sharing agreement

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 06:40
As part of Budget 2019, First Nations in British Columbia will have a stable, long-term source of funding to invest in their communities’ priorities, through a historic revenue-sharing agreement between the Province and the First Nations Leadership Council. 2019-02-19T14:00:00-08:00 2019-02-19T14:00:00-08:00 Province of BC

Health science professionals ratify agreement under mandate

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 06:40
The Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA), representing approximately 18,000 health science professionals working in B.C., has ratified a new agreement under the B.C. government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate. 2019-02-15T13:30:00-08:00 2019-02-15T13:30:00-08:00 Province of BC

Facilities Bargaining Association, health employers ratify agreement under mandate

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 06:40
The Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA), which represents approximately 42,000 people delivering health services throughout British Columbia, has ratified a new agreement under government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate. 2019-02-11T13:30:00-08:00 2019-02-11T13:30:00-08:00 Province of BC

Nurses and health employers ratify agreement under mandate

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 06:40
The Nurses’ Bargaining Association, which represents approximately 44,000 registered, psychiatric and licensed practical nurses in B.C., has ratified a new agreement under government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate. 2019-01-25T13:00:00-08:00 2019-01-25T13:00:00-08:00 Province of BC

Declaration period to begin for speculation and vacancy tax

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 06:40
Between Jan. 18 and Feb. 28, 2019, people who own residential property in areas subject to the speculation and vacancy tax (SVT) will receive a letter with clear instructions for how to complete a declaration and register an exemption. 2019-01-15T13:45:00-08:00 2019-01-15T13:45:00-08:00 Province of BC

B.C. to lead Canada in economic growth

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 06:40
New projections from the Economic Forecast Council show that British Columbia’s strong economy will outperform Canada over the next three years. 2018-12-07T12:00:00-08:00 2018-12-07T12:00:00-08:00 Province of BC

Tentative agreement reached with Facilities Bargaining Association

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 06:40
The Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA) and the Health Employers’ Association of BC (HEABC) have reached a tentative agreement under government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate, which focuses on improving services for people and ensuring fair and affordable compensation. 2018-12-03T15:08:00-08:00 2018-12-03T15:08:00-08:00 Province of BC

Tentative agreement reached with Nurses’ Bargaining Association

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 06:40
The Nurses’ Bargaining Association and the Health Employers’ Association of BC (HEABC)  have reached a tentative agreement under government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate, which focuses on improving services for people and ensuring fair and affordable compensation. 2018-11-26T16:25:00-08:00 2018-11-26T16:25:00-08:00 Province of BC

B.C. eliminates operating debt, surplus grows in second quarter

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 06:40
British Columbia is operating debt-free for the first time in more than 40 years, according to the Province’s Second Quarterly Report. 2018-11-26T09:00:00-08:00 2018-11-26T09:00:00-08:00 Province of BC

Premier and Parliamentary Secretary's statement on the Transgender Day of Remembrance

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 06:40
Premier John Horgan and Mitzi Dean, Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity, have issued the following statement to mark the Transgender Day of Remembrance: 2018-11-20T08:00:00-08:00 2018-11-20T08:00:00-08:00 Province of BC

Tentative agreement reached with health science professionals

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 06:40
Members of the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) have reached a tentative agreement under the B.C. government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate, which focuses on improving services for people and ensuring fair and affordable compensation. 2018-11-13T15:45:00-08:00 2018-11-13T15:45:00-08:00 Province of BC

Government, Green caucus work together on housing affordability

Sat, 11/10/2018 - 06:40
The Government of British Columbia and the B.C. Green Party caucus have come to an agreement to ensure support of the Speculation and Vacancy Tax Act, a key piece in the government’s plan for housing affordability in B.C.   2018-10-18T12:36:00-07:00 2018-10-18T12:36:00-07:00 Province of BC

B.C.’s economic growth pays dividends

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 06:40
Statistics Canada has confirmed that British Columbia’s economy grew by 3.8% in 2017, exceeding February’s Budget 2017 forecast of 2.3% provided by the Economic Forecast Council (EFC). 2018-11-08T15:50:00-08:00 2018-11-08T15:50:00-08:00 Province of BC

Province moves forward on condo, strata assignment register

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 06:40
The British Columbia government has released regulations to create a new condo and strata assignment register. 2018-11-05T13:00:00-08:00 2018-11-05T13:00:00-08:00 Province of BC

Tentative memorandum of settlement reached by five post-secondary institutions

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 06:40
A tentative provincial memorandum of settlement (MOS) has been reached for the Faculty Common Agreement at five post-secondary institutions, paving the way for local collective agreements to be freely negotiated. 2018-11-02T15:05:00-07:00 2018-11-02T15:05:00-07:00 Province of BC

BC Public Service employees recognized for achievements

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 06:40
BC Public Service employees who led the emergency response to devastating floods and wildfires, advanced reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and improved safety on Highway 16 are among those honoured with this year’s Premier’s Innovation and Excellence Awards. 2018-11-02T08:00:00-07:00 2018-11-02T08:00:00-07:00 Province of BC

Experts on money laundering appointed to anti-money laundering panel

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 06:40
Tsur Somerville and Brigitte Unger have been appointed to join the Province’s Expert Panel on Money Laundering. 2018-10-22T08:57:00-07:00 2018-10-22T08:57:00-07:00 Province of BC

Province targets speculators and vacant homes, supports housing affordability

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 06:40
The British Columbia government has introduced legislation to tackle speculation in B.C.'s housing market and help turn empty properties into homes for people. 2018-10-16T10:45:00-07:00 2018-10-16T10:45:00-07:00 Province of BC

Government moves forward on MSP premium elimination, tax cut for people

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 06:40
The Government of British Columbia is moving forward with its plan to eliminate Medical Service Plan (MSP) premiums and introduce the employer health tax (EHT). 2018-10-16T10:14:00-07:00 2018-10-16T10:14:00-07:00 Province of BC

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