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Supporting credit unions’ contributions to small businesses

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 06:40
To make commercial lending more viable for credit unions, Finance Minister Carole James has announced a reduction in the amount of capital a British Columbia-incorporated credit union must hold in relation to commercial loans and leases. 2017-09-21T10:15:00-07:00 2017-09-21T10:15:00-07:00 Province of BC

Building a Better B.C. for everyone

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 06:40
British Columbia’s new government has released a budget update that puts people first, Finance Minister Carole James announced today.  2017-09-11T14:25:00-07:00 2017-09-11T14:25:00-07:00 Province of BC

Minister’s statement about the 2022 Commonwealth Games bid

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 06:40
Finance Minister Carole James has issued the following statement about the 2022 Commonwealth Games bid: 2017-08-24T15:31:00-07:00 2017-08-24T15:31:00-07:00 Province of BC

Public Accounts 2016-17 Released

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 06:40
Finance Minister Carole James released the 2016-17 Public Accounts showing the Province’s financial picture as of March 31, 2017.  2017-08-22T10:00:00-07:00 2017-08-22T10:00:00-07:00 Province of BC

Premier Horgan announces $100 increase to income assistance and disability rates

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 06:40
The John Horgan government is taking swift action to reduce poverty in British Columbia by lifting income assistance and disability assistance by $100 a month. 2017-07-20T12:48:00-07:00 2017-07-20T12:48:00-07:00 Province of BC

Premier Horgan removes roadblocks to Adult Basic Education and English Language Learning programs

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 06:40
The British Columbia government is eliminating tuition fees on Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English Language Learning (ELL) programs, opening the door for tens of thousands of people to upgrade their education and skills every year. 2017-08-08T09:11:00-07:00 2017-08-08T09:11:00-07:00 Province of BC

Executive compensation disclosure shows cost controls working

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 06:40
British Columbia’s 10th annual disclosure of detailed information on total compensation for senior public sector executives demonstrates continued stability, delivering value for taxpayers. 2017-06-28T10:30:00-07:00 2017-06-28T10:30:00-07:00 Province of BC

2016-17 fiscal update reflects B.C.’s strong economic growth

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 06:40
The British Columbia government invested an additional $1.9 billion in priority programs and services in 2016-17 compared to the previous year, making record investments in areas including housing, health and education. 2017-06-28T10:09:00-07:00 2017-06-28T10:09:00-07:00 Province of BC

Standard and Poor’s affirms B.C.’s AAA credit rating

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 06:40
Standard and Poor’s Investors Service has confirmed British Columbia’s AAA credit rating with a  stable outlook, reflecting the Province's very strong financial management, economy, and budgetary flexibility.  2017-04-06T10:02:00-07:00 2017-04-06T10:02:00-07:00 Province of BC

New partnership helps build B.C. business export capacity

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 06:40
Small and medium-sized B.C. businesses looking to expand their export capacity and access new markets will soon benefit from a new partnership between the Province and the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade. 2017-04-04T08:30:00-07:00 2017-04-04T08:30:00-07:00 Province of BC

Dominion Bond Rating Service confirms B.C.’s AA (high) rating

Sat, 04/01/2017 - 06:40
Dominion Bond Rating Service (DBRS) has confirmed British Columbia’s AA (high) credit rating, thanks to the Province’s strong fiscal discipline and stable economic growth. 2017-03-31T14:15:00-07:00 2017-03-31T14:15:00-07:00 Province of BC

Provincial sponsorship honours the memory of Vimy Ridge veterans

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 06:40
In honour of the Canadians and British Columbians involved in the victory at Vimy Ridge in 1917, Finance Minister Michael de Jong announced that the Province will contribute $350,000 to the Vimy Foundation to support the creation of a Centennial Park at the site of the battle. 2017-03-21T08:00:00-07:00 2017-03-21T08:00:00-07:00 Province of BC

Additional property transfer tax exemptions will help grow economy, create jobs

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 06:40
Workers coming to B.C. through the B.C. Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) can now be exempt from the additional property transfer tax on foreign buyers, helping ensure B.C. continues to attract highly skilled workers and entrepreneurs across all sectors of the province’s diverse economy, including the growing tech sector. 2017-03-17T10:45:00-07:00 2017-03-17T10:45:00-07:00 Province of BC

British Columbia legislates a “duty-to-document”

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 06:40
British Columbia will become the first Canadian province to legislate a duty to document. 2017-03-08T14:05:00-08:00 2017-03-08T14:05:00-08:00 Province of BC

Amendments to improve tax legislation

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 06:40
Proposed amendments introduced as Bill 9, the Finance Statutes Amendment Act, 2017, will clarify rules and improve fairness to align with government’s ongoing commitment to reduce red tape and simplify and streamline regulatory requirements. 2017-03-06T14:00:00-08:00 2017-03-06T14:00:00-08:00 Province of BC

Province, Rick Hansen Foundation team up on housing accessibility

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 06:40
The Province is providing the Rick Hansen Foundation with $9 million to further their work building accessibility in B.C. 2017-02-23T14:45:00-08:00 2017-02-23T14:45:00-08:00 Province of BC

B.C.’s fifth consecutive balanced budget delivers the dividend of a strong economy

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 06:40
British Columbia’s fifth consecutive balanced budget delivers the dividends of a strong and diversified economy and prudent fiscal management by cutting costs for middle-class B.C. families, investing in priority programs and services, and promoting a competitive, job-creating economy. 2017-02-21T13:46:00-08:00 2017-02-21T13:46:00-08:00 Province of BC

Balanced Budget 2017

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 06:40
Finance Minister Michael de Jong will present British Columbia's fifth consecutive Balanced Budget on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.  2017-02-20T11:08:00-08:00 2017-02-20T11:08:00-08:00 Province of BC

Don’t hold the presses! B.C. extends book-publishing tax credit

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 06:40
Ahead of the provincial budget presentation next week, Finance Minister Michael de Jong announced that the Province will be extending the B.C. Book Publishing Tax Credit. 2017-02-15T09:15:00-08:00 2017-02-15T09:15:00-08:00 Province of BC

New tax credit supports search and rescue and firefighter volunteers

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 06:40
The Province intends to introduce a new tax credit for B.C.’s volunteer firefighters and search and rescue volunteers as part of Balanced Budget 2017, Minister of State for Emergency Preparedness Naomi Yamamoto and Finance Minister Michael de Jong announced today. 2017-02-11T10:15:00-08:00 2017-02-11T10:15:00-08:00 Province of BC