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Finance minister's statement on privacy commissioner's potential role

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 06:40
Finance Minister Michael de Jong released the following statement: 2016-03-23T14:48:00-07:00 2016-03-23T14:48:00-07:00 Province of BC

Finance minister travels to India, Malaysia to promote B.C.

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 06:40
Finance Minister Michael de Jong leaves for a trip to India and Malaysia to advance emerging new bilateral trade and investment opportunities and promote British Columbia’s stable economic story. 2016-03-15T13:30:00-07:00 2016-03-15T13:30:00-07:00 Province of BC

New trades education facility opens at Camosun College

Fri, 02/26/2016 - 06:40
Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson officially opened the 7,432-square-metre trades education facility at Camosun College that will provide students on Vancouver Island with more opportunities to train for in-demand careers. 2016-02-25T13:15:00-08:00 2016-02-25T13:15:00-08:00 Province of BC

Amendments clarify and streamline tax legislation

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 06:40
Proposed amendments introduced as Bill 14, the Finance Statutes Amendment Act, 2016, align with government’s ongoing commitment to reduce red tape and simplify and streamline regulatory requirements by ensuring the clarity and effective administration of tax systems. 2016-02-23T10:15:00-08:00 2016-02-23T10:15:00-08:00 Province of BC

New initiatives take flight in B.C.’s booming aerospace industry

Sat, 02/20/2016 - 06:40
The hulking frame of an RJ85 “heavy” air-tanker in mid-production, and another parked on the tarmac provided the backdrop to a series of significant announcements in B.C.’s aerospace industry, reflecting a sector that continues to grow and establish itself in markets around the world. 2016-02-19T14:45:00-08:00 2016-02-19T14:45:00-08:00 Province of BC

Fiscal discipline and new investments support B.C. families, jobs and communities

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 06:40
British Columbia’s continued fiscal discipline and steady economic growth are providing the means for new and increased funding for services, helping families with the cost of living, and taking new steps to help promote home ownership. 2016-02-16T13:50:00-08:00 2016-02-16T13:50:00-08:00 Province of BC

Balanced Budget 2016

Tue, 02/16/2016 - 06:40
Finance Minister Michael de Jong will present British Columbia's third consecutive Balanced Budget on Tuesday, February 16, 2015.  2016-02-15T13:30:00-08:00 2016-02-15T13:30:00-08:00 Province of BC

B.C. enters world’s third-largest capital market with Panda bond issue

Sat, 01/23/2016 - 06:40
The Province of British Columbia, Canada, issued its first Panda bond in China’s domestic bond market Jan. 21, 2016, officially accessing one of the world’s largest capital markets and strengthening relations with a key partner in the Asia-Pacific region. 2016-01-22T09:00:00-08:00 2016-01-22T09:00:00-08:00 Province of BC

B.C. strengthens bilateral relations with China and India

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 06:40
Finance Minister Michael de Jong recently travelled to China and India to strengthen cultural, social and economic ties and promote British Columbia’s ongoing economic stability. 2015-12-16T16:05:00-08:00 2015-12-16T16:05:00-08:00 Province of BC

Premier’s statement on freedom of information and records management improvements

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 06:40
Premier Christy Clark made the following statement in response to David Loukidelis’ recommendations to government on how to improve freedom of information policies and procedures and records management practices in response to the Privacy Commissioner’s Oct. 22 report: 2015-12-16T10:34:00-08:00 2015-12-16T10:34:00-08:00 Province of BC

B.C. pursues further opportunities in Renminbi market

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 06:40
Finance Minister Michael de Jong travels to China to build bilateral relations, explore new trade and finance opportunities, and promote British Columbia’s stable economic story. 2015-12-01T11:00:00-08:00 2015-12-01T11:00:00-08:00 Province of BC

New bond program marks significant milestone with China

Fri, 12/04/2015 - 06:40
The Province of British Columbia has received approval from the Peoples' Bank of China to become the first sovereign government to establish a Panda bond program in China s onshore Renminbi (RMB) market. 2015-12-03T09:05:00-08:00 2015-12-03T09:05:00-08:00 Province of BC

B.C. to remain resilient in face of global uncertainty

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 06:40
The B.C. economy is expected to continue seeing stable growth in the coming years despite ongoing global volatility according to the independent Economic Forecast Council. 2015-11-27T13:15:00-08:00 2015-11-27T13:15:00-08:00 Province of BC

Balanced budget on track: fiscal prudence offsets volatility

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 06:40
British Columbia’s Second Quarterly Report continues to forecast a surplus in the current fiscal year, another sign that prudent fiscal planning has helped offset the effects of a volatile economic landscape. 2015-11-24T11:05:00-08:00 2015-11-24T11:05:00-08:00 Province of BC

Stable economic growth pays dividends to B.C. public-sector employees

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 06:40
British Columbia’s public-sector workers will see a modest salary increase reflecting stronger-than-expected economic growth in 2014. 2015-11-17T13:15:00-08:00 2015-11-17T13:15:00-08:00 Province of BC

Premier honours public service achievements

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 06:40
Premier Christy Clark highlighted outstanding work done by B.C.’s public service employees and inducted three new people into the BC Public Service Hall of Excellence at the Premier’s annual Innovation and Excellence Awards ceremony. 2015-10-28T07:00:00-07:00 2015-10-28T07:00:00-07:00 Province of BC

New pension standards provide greater flexibility, security

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 06:40
Modernized standards governing workplace pension plans that take effect Sept. 30, 2015, will improve pension coverage options and security for more than 900,000 British Columbians covered by employer sponsored pension plans. 2015-09-29T08:30:00-07:00 2015-09-29T08:30:00-07:00 Province of BC

BC Transit and Unifor 333 ratify new agreement

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 06:40
Unifor Local 333 and BC Transit have ratified an agreement negotiated under the Economic Stability Mandate. 2015-09-16T15:30:00-07:00 2015-09-16T15:30:00-07:00 Province of BC

B.C.’s budget remains steady in the face of economic volatility

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 06:40
B.C.’s First Quarterly Report continues to forecast a balanced budget in each of the next three years thanks to built-in prudence that has helped offset the effects of lower commodity prices, economic volatility, and the high cost of the fire season. 2015-09-15T11:00:00-07:00 2015-09-15T11:00:00-07:00 Province of BC

B.C. government invites public input for Budget 2016

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 06:40
British Columbians are invited to share their priorities for the next provincial budget with the release of the 2016 Budget Consultation Paper. 2015-09-15T12:15:00-07:00 2015-09-15T12:15:00-07:00 Province of BC

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