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Province maintains high credit rating with DBRS

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 06:40
British Columbia’s AA (high) credit rating remains unchanged with the credit rating agency DBRS. 2019-04-05T08:00:00-07:00 2019-04-05T08:00:00-07:00 Province of BC

Standard & Poor’s affirms B.C.’s 'AAA' credit rating

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 06:40
Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has affirmed British Columbia’s ‘AAA’ credit rating, citing strong financial management, balanced budgets and a robust and diversified economy. 2019-04-16T12:01:00-07:00 2019-04-16T12:01:00-07:00 Province of BC

Joint statement on anti-money laundering commitments by real estate industry

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 06:40
David Eby, Attorney General, and Carole James, Minister of Finance, have issued the following statement on anti-money laundering commitments by the real estate industry: 2019-04-15T10:15:00-07:00 2019-04-15T10:15:00-07:00 Province of BC

Funding supports Victoria Sexual Assault Centre

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 06:40
Government is providing funding to the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre (VSAC), so the organization can continue to provide its vitally needed services for survivors of sexualized violence. 2019-04-12T10:50:00-07:00 2019-04-12T10:50:00-07:00 Province of BC

WorkSafeBC and CEU ratify agreement under mandate

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 06:40
WorkSafeBC and members of the Compensation Employees’ Union (CEU), representing almost 2,600 employees, have ratified a new agreement under the B.C. government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate. 2019-04-11T13:05:00-07:00 2019-04-11T13:05:00-07:00 Province of BC

New Crown agency will better protect people’s financial interests

Fri, 04/05/2019 - 06:40
New legislation establishing the B.C. financial services authority will more effectively protect people when they use financial services and boost oversight of the sector to support a strong, sustainable economy and make life better for people. 2019-04-04T10:14:00-07:00 2019-04-04T10:14:00-07:00 Province of BC

New legislation makes B.C. global leader in ending hidden ownership

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 06:40
World-leading legislation introduced by the provincial government will help bring an end to the days when B.C. could be used by shell companies and other legal entities to anonymously hide wealth, evade taxes and launder money. 2019-04-02T10:26:00-07:00 2019-04-02T10:26:00-07:00 Province of BC

Province receives reports on money laundering

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 06:40
Two reports on money laundering in British Columbia were delivered to government, following a two-pronged review aimed at shutting down avenues for money laundering in real estate, luxury cars and horse racing. 2019-04-01T13:35:00-07:00 2019-04-01T13:35:00-07:00 Province of BC

Legislation introduced to eliminate MSP premiums

Fri, 03/29/2019 - 06:40
Government has introduced legislation that sets the stage for the elimination of Medical Services Plan (MSP) premiums on Jan. 1, 2020, making life more affordable for British Columbians. 2019-03-28T10:20:00-07:00 2019-03-28T10:20:00-07:00 Province of BC

Legislation introduced to complete fiscal framework for LNG investment, jobs and benefits

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 06:40
Legislation introduced today will pull together the final pieces needed to deliver liquid natural gas (LNG) investment that brings long-term benefits to the province and thousands of good-paying jobs for B.C. workers, while operating within strong environmental protections. 2019-03-25T14:06:00-07:00 2019-03-25T14:06:00-07:00 Province of BC

Tentative agreement reached with resident doctors, health employers

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 06:40
The Resident Doctors of BC (RDBC) 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. 2019-03-21T14:00:00-07:00 2019-03-21T14:00:00-07:00 Province of BC

Over 80% of speculation and vacancy tax declarations complete

Sat, 03/16/2019 - 06:40
More than 80% of declarations for the speculation and vacancy tax (SVT) have been completed and of those, more than 90% were completed securely online in just a few minutes. 2019-03-15T11:00:00-07:00 2019-03-15T11:00:00-07:00 Province of BC

Tentative agreement reached with BC Assessment and CUPE Local 1767

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 06:40
BC Assessment and the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1767 (CUPE Local 1767) 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. 2019-03-13T14:30:00-07:00 2019-03-13T14:30:00-07:00 Province of BC

Statement by Premier, Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity on International Women’s Day

Sat, 03/09/2019 - 06:40
Premier John Horgan and Mitzi Dean, Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity, have released the following statement celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8, 2019: 2019-03-08T08:00:00-08:00 2019-03-08T08:00:00-08:00 Province of BC

Professional Employees Association ratifies two agreements

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 06:40
The Professional Employees Association (PEA), representing members in B.C.’s public service and the University of Victoria, has ratified two new agreements under government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate. 2019-02-27T15:30:00-08:00 2019-02-27T15:30:00-08:00 Province of BC

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

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