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Over 5 million grams of illegal tobacco seized, $2.4M tax loss avoided

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 06:40
In collaboration with B.C. law enforcement and the public, the Investigations Unit in B.C.’s Ministry of Finance seized more than 5.75 million grams of contraband tobacco destined for Vancouver streets over fiscal year 2018-19. 2019-05-17T12:30:00-07:00 2019-05-17T12:30:00-07:00 Province of BC

Declarations confirm more than 99% of British Columbians will not pay speculation and vacancy tax

Sat, 05/18/2019 - 06:40
Nearly all speculation and vacancy tax (SVT) declarations are complete and the tax is capturing speculators who own homes in B.C. but do not pay tax here. 2019-05-17T09:55:00-07:00 2019-05-17T09:55:00-07:00 Province of BC

Government to hold public inquiry into money laundering

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 06:40
The Province will hold a public inquiry into money laundering that has distorted British Columbia’s economy, fuelled the overdose crisis and driven up housing prices. 2019-05-15T10:43:00-07:00 2019-05-15T10:43:00-07:00 Province of BC

Two K-12 support staff agreements ratified

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 06:40
The first two K-12 support staff agreements have been ratified by local unions, their districts and the BC Public School Employers’ Association board under government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate. 2019-05-14T14:15:00-07:00 2019-05-14T14:15:00-07:00 Province of BC

Local women’s, feminist groups receive support from Province

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 06:40
Feminists Deliver, a coalition of grassroots B.C. organizations and self-identified women and girls, is receiving funding to support work on gender equality and collaboration among local women’s groups. 2019-05-10T09:15:00-07:00 2019-05-10T09:15:00-07:00 Province of BC

Resident doctors ratify agreement under provincial mandate

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 06:40
Members of the Resident Doctors of BC (RDBC) and the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) have ratified an agreement under government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate. 2019-05-08T14:45:00-07:00 2019-05-08T14:45:00-07:00 Province of BC

Aaa credit rating and stable outlook affirmed by Moody’s

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 06:40
International credit rating agency Moody’s Investors Service has affirmed British Columbia’s Aaa credit rating, citing strengths in B.C.’s diversified economy, consistent balanced budgets, projected surpluses and strong debt affordability. 2019-05-06T16:38:00-07:00 2019-05-06T16:38:00-07:00 Province of BC

Tentative agreement reached between UBC, operating engineers

Sat, 05/04/2019 - 06:40
The University of British Columbia (UBC) and the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 115 have reached a tentative agreement under government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate. 2019-05-03T13:30:00-07:00 2019-05-03T13:30:00-07:00 Province of BC

BC Assessment and CUPE Local 1767 ratify agreement

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 06:40
BC Assessment and employees represented by CUPE Local 1767 have ratified a new agreement under the B.C. government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate. 2019-04-24T14:30:00-07:00 2019-04-24T14:30:00-07:00 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