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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

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