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Milestone reached in the transition to the Cooperative Capital Markets Regulatory System

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 06:40
Today the ministers responsible for capital markets regulation in British Columbia, Ontario, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Yukon announced the publication for comment of a revised consultation draft of the uniform provincial/territorial Capital Markets Act (CMA), draft initial regulations and related materials. 2015-08-25T11:00:00-07:00 2015-08-25T11:00:00-07:00 Province of BC

Sixteen ratified agreements at post-secondary institutions

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 06:40
Fourteen post-secondary institutions in B.C. and close to 7,500 employees have recently ratified a number of agreements negotiated under the Economic Stability Mandate. 2015-07-30T09:45:00-07:00 2015-07-30T09:45:00-07:00 Province of BC

Cooperative capital markets regulator chair named

Sat, 07/25/2015 - 06:40
The Council of Ministers announced important developments toward the implementation of the Cooperative Capital Markets Regulatory System at its inaugural meeting today in Victoria, B.C. 2015-07-24T09:30:00-07:00 2015-07-24T09:30:00-07:00 Province of BC

B.C. passes Liquefied Natural Gas Project Agreements Act

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 06:40
Legislation passed today in the legislature enabling LNG project agreements sets the stage for unprecedented levels of investment, job creation, and economic activity... 2015-07-21T17:40:00-07:00 2015-07-21T17:40:00-07:00 Province of BC

Public Accounts confirm 2014-15 balanced budget

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 06:40
Fiscal discipline, controlled spending, and prudent revenue forecasts have delivered a balanced 2014-15 budget, a better-than-forecast debt-to-GDP ratio, and a reduced direct operating debt. 2015-07-15T11:51:00-07:00 2015-07-15T11:51:00-07:00 Province of BC

Measures to control executive compensation are working

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 06:40
Detailed information on total compensation for senior public-sector executives in B.C. shows the ongoing measures taken by government to increase affordability, transparency and accountability are working. 2015-07-15T11:50:00-07:00 2015-07-15T11:50:00-07:00 Province of BC

Province seeks legislative approval of LNG agreements

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 06:40
Legislation tabled in the B.C. legislature puts in motion ratification of the Province's first project agreement with an LNG proponent, marking an integral phase in the development of B.C.'s liquefied natural gas industry. 2015-07-13T10:05:00-07:00 2015-07-13T10:05:00-07:00 Province of BC

IBEW and BC Hydro ratify agreement

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 06:40
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Works (IBEW) and the board of BC Hydro have ratified an agreement negotiated under the Economic Stability Mandate. 2015-07-13T13:15:00-07:00 2015-07-13T13:15:00-07:00 Province of BC

Province releases first LNG Project Development Agreement

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 06:40
The Project Development Agreement (PDA) signed by the Province and Pacific NorthWest LNG marks a major milestone on the path to realizing the largest capital investment in B.C. 2015-07-06T15:15:00-07:00 2015-07-06T15:15:00-07:00 Province of BC

Deadline extended for some rural property tax taxpayers

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 06:40
Due to a system error, some rural taxpayers have not received their 2015 property taxation notices. 2015-06-25T13:30:00-07:00 2015-06-25T13:30:00-07:00 Province of BC

Capilano University and Capilano Faculty Association ratify agreement

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 06:40
Capilano University and the Capilano Faculty Association (CFA) have ratified an agreement negotiated under the Economic Stability Mandate. 2015-06-25T09:27:33-07:00 2015-06-25T09:27:33-07:00 Province of BC

July session to debate LNG project agreement legislation

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 06:40
The B.C. government intends to recall the legislature July 13, 2015, to debate legislation that would enable the project agreement signed between the Province and Pacific NorthWest LNG, Finance Minister and government house leader Michael de Jong announced. 2015-06-23T11:30:00-07:00 2015-06-23T11:30:00-07:00 Province of BC

Renminbi toolkit to help B.C. businesses benefit from RMB hub

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 12:45
The Province of British Columbia and AdvantageBC have launched a toolkit to help businesses understand and learn to use Canada's renminbi trading hub, Finance Minister Michael de Jong announced. BC Government http://www.gov.bc.ca/

UVic ratifies tentative agreement with faculty association

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 12:45
The University of Victoria (UVic) Board of Governors has approved and the UVic Faculty Association has ratified their tentative agreement negotiated under the Economic Stability Mandate. BC Government http://www.gov.bc.ca/

B.C. launches review of financial services sector legislation

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 16:00
The Province is seeking input from stakeholders in the financial services sector, other interested parties, and members of the public, for consideration as part of a broad review of the Financial Institutions Act and the Credit Union Incorporation Act. BC Government http://www.gov.bc.ca/

Capilano University reaches tentative agreement with faculty association

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 18:40
Capilano University has reached a tentative agreement with the Capilano Faculty Association, negotiated under the Economic Stability Mandate. BC Government http://www.gov.bc.ca/

Amendments address property tax exemptions for independent schools

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 13:50
Amendments proposed to the existing property tax exemption provided to independent schools in the Community Charter and the Taxation (Rural Area) Act would ensure that property reasonably necessary for school purposes will continue to be exempt from property tax. BC Government http://www.gov.bc.ca/

Standard and Poor's affirms B.C.'s AAA credit rating

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 11:30
Standard and Poor's has affirmed B.C.'s AAA credit rating and stable outlook, praising the province's strong economy, budgetary performance and fiscal performance. BC Government http://www.gov.bc.ca/

PST webinars help B.C. businesses

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:45
Businesses wanting to learn more about the Provincial Sales Tax (PST) can join an interactive webinar hosted by the provincial government on Thursday, May 28, 2015, Minister of State for Tourism and Small Business Naomi Yamamoto announced. BC Government http://www.gov.bc.ca/

Agreements lay out path for final decision on LNG project

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 13:35
Agreements reached between the government of B.C. and Pacific NorthWest LNG establish the path to a final investment decision on the project and set the stage for a potential US$36-billion investment in Northern B.C. that will likely be a key driver of jobs and economic activity in the province. BC Government http://www.gov.bc.ca/