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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

Provincial framework agreement endorsed by K-12 support staff unions

Sat, 09/29/2018 - 06:40
K-12 support staff unions have endorsed a provincial framework under government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate, which focuses on improving services for people and ensuring fair and affordable compensation. 2018-09-28T15:30:00-07:00 2018-09-28T15:30:00-07:00 Province of BC

Province launches probe into dirty money in real estate

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 06:40
Following widespread concern about British Columbia’s reputation as a haven for money laundering, the Province is launching a two-pronged review aimed at shutting down avenues for money laundering in real estate and other sectors. 2018-09-27T12:35:00-07:00 2018-09-27T12:35:00-07:00 Province of BC

Parliamentary Secretary’s statement on Gender Equality Week

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 06:40
Mitzi Dean, Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equality, has issued the following statement: 2018-09-21T08:15:00-07:00 2018-09-21T08:15:00-07:00 Province of BC

New chair appointed to Real Estate Council of British Columbia

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 06:40
The Government of British Columbia has appointed Elain Duvall as the new chair of the Real Estate Council of British Columbia, with a mandate to protect the public interest in the province’s real estate sector. 2018-09-17T11:30:00-07:00 2018-09-17T11:30:00-07:00 Province of BC

New financial sector Crown will strengthen protections for British Columbians

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 06:40
The British Columbia government intends to create a new Crown agency to strengthen oversight of the financial services sector and better protect people’s savings. 2018-09-17T09:30:00-07:00 2018-09-17T09:30:00-07:00 Province of BC

British Columbians invited to help shape Budget 2019

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 06:40
People in B.C. will have an opportunity to share their ideas and priorities for the province’s next budget with the release of the Budget 2019 consultation paper. 2018-09-15T08:30:00-07:00 2018-09-15T08:30:00-07:00 Province of BC

First quarterly report shows stable economic growth, increased surplus

Sat, 09/08/2018 - 06:40
British Columbia’s first quarter results show the Province is delivering on its commitments to the people of British Columbia, while maintaining a balanced budget. 2018-09-07T11:00:00-07:00 2018-09-07T11:00:00-07:00 Province of BC

Public Accounts confirm balanced budget, act on audit concerns

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 06:40
Carole James, Minister of Finance, has released Public Accounts 2017-18, confirming a budget surplus and taking steps to address a past audit qualification on BC Hydro’s regulatory deferral accounts.  2018-08-28T10:00:00-07:00 2018-08-28T10:00:00-07:00 Province of BC

Minister’s statement on BC Hydro deferral accounts audit concerns

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 06:40
Carole James, Minister of Finance, has issued the following statement on BC Hydro deferral accounts audit concerns: 2018-08-28T10:05:00-07:00 2018-08-28T10:05:00-07:00 Province of BC

Public service agreement ratified under Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 06:40
Public service employees in core government have ratified an agreement reached with the Public Service Agency under government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate, which focuses on improving services for people and ensuring fair and affordable compensation. 2018-08-10T15:45:00-07:00 2018-08-10T15:45:00-07:00 Province of BC

First agreement ratified under Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 06:40
Employees in the multi-union Community Bargaining Association have ratified an agreement reached with the Health Employers’ Association of BC. 2018-07-30T15:30:00-07:00 2018-07-30T15:30:00-07:00 Province of BC

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