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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

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