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Province releases Employer Health Tax implementation details

Sat, 07/28/2018 - 06:40
The Ministry of Finance has released an Employer Health Tax (EHT) tax notice, as part of the next steps toward the elimination of Medical Services Plan (MSP) premiums and transition to the EHT. 2018-07-04T13:45:00-07:00 2018-07-04T13:45:00-07:00 Province of BC

Government takes action to stop tax evasion in real estate

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 06:40
As part of the Province’s 30-point plan for housing affordability, property buyers — including real estate speculators — will have to disclose more complete information when they make purchases through a corporation or trust. 2018-07-25T10:00:00-07:00 2018-07-25T10:00:00-07:00 Province of BC

Fitch affirms British Columbia’s AAA credit rating and strong fiscal plan

Wed, 07/04/2018 - 06:40
Fitch Ratings has affirmed British Columbia’s AAA credit rating, citing the province’s strong economic performance, stable fiscal results and diversified economy. 2018-07-03T11:45:00-07:00 2018-07-03T11:45:00-07:00 Province of BC

New fund addresses agricultural impacts of Site C

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 06:40
In recognition of the role agriculture plays in the Peace River region, and the potential effects of the Site C project on agriculture, BC Hydro has launched a $20-million fund to support agricultural production and related economic activity in the Peace Region. 2018-06-25T13:45:00-07:00 2018-06-25T13:45:00-07:00 Province of BC

Government cracking down on hidden ownership of real estate

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 06:40
The B.C. government is taking steps to end the hidden ownership of real estate to make sure people are paying their share of taxes, as part of its 30-Point Plan for Housing Affordability. 2018-06-20T10:15:00-07:00 2018-06-20T10:15:00-07:00 Province of BC

Tentative provincial framework agreement reached with K-12 support staff

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 06:40
The fifth tentative agreement under the Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate has been reached. 2018-06-16T15:00:00-07:00 2018-06-16T15:00:00-07:00 Province of BC

Three more tentative agreements for B.C.’s public sector

Sat, 06/16/2018 - 06:40
Employers and public-sector unions have reached three more tentative settlements for 31,000 B.C. public-sector employees under the Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate. 2018-06-15T14:45:00-07:00 2018-06-15T14:45:00-07:00 Province of BC

Government thanks MSP Task Force for its report

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 06:40
The Government of British Columbia has reviewed the MSP Task Force’s final report on improving tax fairness in B.C. 2018-06-14T13:45:00-07:00 2018-06-14T13:45:00-07:00 Province of BC

First tentative agreement reached with public sector employees

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 06:40
The first round of negotiations under the Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate has led to a tentative agreement covering approximately 26,500 public sector employees in British Columbia. 2018-06-13T15:25:00-07:00 2018-06-13T15:25:00-07:00 Province of BC

Property Tax Deferment Program benefits homeowners

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 06:40
Did you know you may be eligible to defer your property taxes? 2018-05-17T14:30:00-07:00 2018-05-17T14:30:00-07:00 Province of BC

Moody’s recognizes the Province’s strong economy with Aaa credit

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 06:40
Moody’s has affirmed British Columbia’s Aaa (stable) long-term credit rating, citing the Province’s prudent fiscal management and planning, and strong and diversified economy, Finance Minister Carole James said. 2018-05-10T10:00:00-07:00 2018-05-10T10:00:00-07:00 Province of BC

S&P affirms Province’s ‘AAA’ long-term rating

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 06:40
Standard and Poor’s (S&P) Global Ratings has affirmed British Columbia’s ‘AAA’ long-term credit rating, reflecting the Province’s strong, sustainable fiscal plan and prudent debt management, Finance Minister Carole James announced today. 2018-04-27T09:00:00-07:00 2018-04-27T09:00:00-07:00 Province of BC

B.C. takes three more bold steps to fix the housing crisis

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 06:40
The Province of British Columbia is continuing to take bold action to address both housing demand and supply by cracking down on tax evasion on pre-sale condo assignments, giving local governments the power to protect and encourage the building of rentals, and requiring communities to assess their housing needs. 2018-04-24T11:35:00-07:00 2018-04-24T11:35:00-07:00 Province of BC

Discussions to begin at three B.C. public sector bargaining tables

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 06:40
Three bargaining tables will begin talks this spring, marking the start of negotiations that aim to renew public sector agreements that expire in 2019. 2018-04-24T13:30:00-07:00 2018-04-24T13:30:00-07:00 Province of BC

Introduction of miscellaneous bill

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 06:40
The Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act (No. 2), 2018, was introduced in the legislature today, Apr. 23, 2018, by Attorney General David Eby. 2018-04-23T14:02:00-07:00 2018-04-23T14:02:00-07:00 Province of BC

Review of real estate regulators to strengthen protections

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 06:40
The Province is launching a review of B.C.’s real estate regulators to make sure that British Columbians are effectively protected, announced Finance Minister Carole James.  2018-04-18T13:15:00-07:00 2018-04-18T13:15:00-07:00 Province of BC

New enforcement powers to protect people’s investments

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 06:40
The Government of British Columbia is taking steps to strengthen enforcement and prevent fraud in B.C.’s investment markets, announced Finance Minister Carole James. 2018-04-16T13:47:00-07:00 2018-04-16T13:47:00-07:00 Province of BC

Government continues progress on Misfire Report recommendations

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 06:40
With today’s proposed amendments to the Public Service Act, the government is continuing to make progress on the recommendations outlined in the ombudsperson’s Misfire Report, announced Finance Minister Carole James. 2018-04-10T14:20:00-07:00 2018-04-10T14:20:00-07:00 Province of BC

Finance Minister promotes strong B.C. economy on North American tour

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 06:40
Carole James, Minister of Finance, will meet with financial institutions and investment firms this week to discuss Budget 2018 and how British Columbia’s universal child-care plan will further bolster the province’s strong economy. 2018-03-31T10:30:00-07:00 2018-03-31T10:30:00-07:00 Province of BC

Speculation tax details: speculators targeted, over 99% of British Columbians exempted

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 06:40
To help make housing in overheated markets more affordable and available, the B.C. government is targeting property speculators, while making sure that over 99% of British Columbians will not pay the speculation tax. 2018-03-26T17:07:00-07:00 2018-03-26T17:07:00-07:00 Province of BC