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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

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