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Province seeks input on financial institutions review

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 06:40
British Columbians are invited to share their thoughts on proposals for the future of the Province’s financial institutions. 2018-03-19T11:00:00-07:00 2018-03-19T11:00:00-07:00 Province of BC

New anonymous tipline for reporting real estate misconduct

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 06:40
The Real Estate Council of British Columbia is launching an anonymous tipline to enhance consumer protection in British Columbia’s real estate market. 2018-03-15T11:35:00-07:00 2018-03-15T11:35:00-07:00 Province of BC

Top five ways B.C. Budget 2018 works for women

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 06:40
In celebration of International Women's Day, here are five ways that the B.C. Budget makes life more affordable and provides better services for women in B.C. 2018-03-08T16:00:00-08:00 2018-03-08T16:00:00-08:00 Province of BC

Budget 2018 puts people first, makes life more affordable for British Columbians

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 06:40
Budget 2018 carves a new path to shared prosperity for everyone in the province with a made-in-B.C. child-care plan, a comprehensive housing plan and record levels of capital investment in every corner of the province, Finance Minister Carole James announced today. 2018-02-20T13:40:00-08:00 2018-02-20T13:40:00-08:00 Province of BC

Province and Airbnb working to fund affordable housing

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 06:40
The British Columbia government and Airbnb have reached an arrangement allowing the online company to collect provincial sales taxes on all short-term rentals conducted through its platform — a move that will help fund housing affordability measures for British Columbians — Finance Minister Carole James announced today. 2018-02-07T11:45:00-08:00 2018-02-07T11:45:00-08:00 Province of BC

Moody’s confirms B.C.’s Aaa long-term credit rating

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 06:40
Moody’s has confirmed British Columbia’s Aaa long-term credit rating, citing the province’s strong economy, and the provincial government’s prudent fiscal management and budgeting safeguards, Finance Minister Carole James said. 2018-01-19T08:30:00-08:00 2018-01-19T08:30:00-08:00 Province of BC

Homeowner grant threshold set at $1.65 million for 2018

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 06:40
The Province is raising the 2018 homeowner grant threshold to $1.65 million, ensuring the same percentage of British Columbia homes are below the threshold as in 2017. 2018-01-03T08:30:00-08:00 2018-01-03T08:30:00-08:00 Province of BC

Medical Services Plan premium cut starts Jan. 1, 2018

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 06:40
Medical Services Plan (MSP) premiums will be cut by 50% on Jan. 1, 2018, marking an important step toward improving fairness for all British Columbians, Finance Minister Carole James said today. 2017-12-27T08:30:00-08:00 2017-12-27T08:30:00-08:00 Province of BC

Province secures a fair deal for British Columbians on cannabis revenue sharing

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 06:40
An agreement with the federal government that would see the majority of cannabis revenue flow to the Province has been reached today, following Finance Minister Carole James’ successful federal-provincial meeting in Ottawa. 2017-12-11T15:20:00-08:00 2017-12-11T15:20:00-08:00 Province of BC

Independent Economic Forecast Council predicts stable growth for B.C.

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 06:40
British Columbia is expected to outperform Canada with strong, stable economic growth this year, Finance Minister Carole James said, following an annual meeting with the Economic Forecast Council. 2017-12-01T14:30:00-08:00 2017-12-01T14:30:00-08:00 Province of BC

Province moves forward on improving competitiveness for B.C. businesses

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 06:40
B.C. businesses will see savings in the new year, resulting from the Province’s 50% cut to the provincial sales tax (PST) on non-residential electricity, Finance Minister Carole James announced today. 2017-11-29T09:30:00-08:00 2017-11-29T09:30:00-08:00 Province of BC

Second quarterly report shows stable economic growth

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 06:40
British Columbia’s second quarter results show the province’s economic outlook remains positive. 2017-11-28T11:30:00-08:00 2017-11-28T11:30:00-08:00 Province of BC

Premier Horgan honours public service dedication and innovation

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 06:40
Premier John Horgan celebrated the exceptional achievements of B.C.’s public service at the annual Premier’s Innovation and Excellence Awards ceremony on Nov. 21, 2017. 2017-11-22T08:00:00-08:00 2017-11-22T08:00:00-08:00 Province of BC

Advancing diversity and inclusion in the BC Public Service

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 06:40
Premier John Horgan has announced a new Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan to attract, develop and retain diverse talent to the BC Public Service. 2017-11-21T14:00:00-08:00 2017-11-21T14:00:00-08:00 Province of BC

B.C. prepares to return to the Panda bond market

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 06:40
British Columbia has returned to China’s bond market today, ensuring continued access to the third-largest capital market in the world, announced Finance Minister Carole James. 2017-11-17T18:00:00-08:00 2017-11-17T18:00:00-08:00 Province of BC

S&P praises British Columbia in report on Province’s AAA rating

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 06:40
Standard and Poor’s (S&P) has confirmed B.C.’s ‘AAA’ long-term credit rating reflecting the Province’s superior financial management practices, strong economy, and robust liquidity, Finance Minister Carole James announced today. 2017-11-16T09:30:00-08:00 2017-11-16T09:30:00-08:00 Province of BC

B.C.’s stable economy pays dividends

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 06:40
Statistics Canada confirms British Columbia’s economy grew by 3.5% in 2016, exceeding last February’s forecast of 2.7% provided by the Economic Forecast Council (EFC). 2017-11-09T14:30:00-08:00 2017-11-09T14:30:00-08:00 Province of BC

MSP Task Force to advise on eliminating premiums

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 06:40
The Province has established a task force of experts to advise the government on eliminating Medical Services Plan (MSP) premiums within four years, Finance Minister Carole James announced today. 2017-11-02T13:00:00-07:00 2017-11-02T13:00:00-07:00 Province of BC

Finance Minister embarks on North American investor tour

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 06:40
Finance Minister Carole James will meet with banks, investment firms and credit rating agencies to discuss the Budget 2017 Update. 2017-10-06T10:45:00-07:00 2017-10-06T10:45:00-07:00 Province of BC

Government undertakes fiscal sustainability review

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 06:40
To help inform the development of Budget 2018 and the next three-year fiscal plan, Finance Minister Carole James announced a review of financial information submitted to the Province by specific Crown corporations and the broader schools, universities, colleges and health (SUCH) sector. 2017-09-26T10:00:00-07:00 2017-09-26T10:00:00-07:00 Province of BC