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Fraser Valley B.C. budget telephone town halls rescheduled for Feb. 7

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 06:40
Finance Minister Michael de Jong has rescheduled the telephone town hall for residents in and around the Fraser Valley for Tues., Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. to get their input on the 2017 provincial budget. 2017-02-03T10:47:00-08:00 2017-02-03T10:47:00-08:00 Province of BC

Government consulting British Columbians on lifecycle of records

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 06:40
The B.C. government will consult with stakeholders and members of the public on changes to the information schedules that outline the lifecycle of government records. 2017-01-30T10:15:00-08:00 2017-01-30T10:15:00-08:00 Province of BC

Island and Coast region residents invited to join B.C. Budget Telephone Town Hall

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 06:40
Finance Minister Michael de Jong will be hosting a telephone town hall for residents in the Vancouver Island/Coastal regions of B.C. on Monday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. to get their input on the 2017 provincial budget. 2017-01-26T09:30:00-08:00 2017-01-26T09:30:00-08:00 Province of BC

Credit unions to keep special tax status one more year

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 06:40
B.C. credit unions will keep their preferential tax advantage a little longer as the provincial government intends to pause for one year the phase-out of the tax advantage credit unions have enjoyed. 2017-01-24T07:15:00-08:00 2017-01-24T07:15:00-08:00 Province of BC

B.C. continues Moody’s Aaa credit rating record

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 06:40
Moody’s Investors Service has confirmed British Columbia’s Aaa credit rating for the 12th year in a row, as well as a stable outlook, thanks in part to the Province’s track record of prudent fiscal planning and diversified economy leading to economic growth. 2017-01-23T16:12:00-08:00 2017-01-23T16:12:00-08:00 Province of BC

Fraser Valley residents can join B.C. budget telephone town halls

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 06:40
Finance Minister Michael de Jong will be hosting a telephone town hall for residents in and around the Fraser Valley on Monday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m., to get their input on the 2017 provincial budget. 2017-01-18T10:00:00-08:00 2017-01-18T10:00:00-08:00 Province of BC

Okanagan residents can join B.C. Budget Telephone Town Halls

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 06:40
Finance Minister Michael de Jong will be hosting a telephone town hall for residents of the Okanagan on Monday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. to get their input on the 2017 provincial budget. 2017-01-11T15:43:00-08:00 2017-01-11T15:43:00-08:00 Province of BC

Increased home owner grant helps families with property taxes

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 06:40
The Province is increasing the home owner grant threshold to $1.6 million, helping keep property taxes affordable for families and ensuring most home owners will continue to receive the full grant this year. 2017-01-10T06:00:00-08:00 2017-01-10T06:00:00-08:00 Province of BC

GDP Growth is Fuel for B.C.’s Economic Engine

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 06:40
British Columbia is on track to remain one of Canada’s strongest economies in 2017 as most private sector economists, banks and economic think-tanks are forecasting the province will continue to record real GDP growth that ranks among the best in Canada. 2016-12-27T08:30:00-08:00 2016-12-27T08:30:00-08:00 Province of BC

Creating a budget to echo the voices of the people of B.C.

Sat, 12/17/2016 - 06:40
Finance Minister Michael de Jong is inviting British Columbians to participate in a conversation to share their values and priorities for Balanced Budget 2017. 2016-12-16T09:45:00-08:00 2016-12-16T09:45:00-08:00 Province of BC

Second quarter continues B.C.’s increased revenues and reduced debt

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 06:40
British Columbia’s Second Quarterly Report continues to forecast increased revenues and reduced debt, demonstrating that government’s ongoing fiscal prudence, economic diversification and debt reduction continue to have a positive impact on the provincial economy. 2016-11-29T10:45:00-08:00 2016-11-29T10:45:00-08:00 Province of BC

Economic growth pays dividends for B.C. public-sector employees

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 06:40
Stronger than forecast economic growth of 3.3% in 2015 will give unionized employees throughout B.C.’s public sector a modest salary increase from the Economic Stability Dividend. 2016-11-29T11:00:00-08:00 2016-11-29T11:00:00-08:00 Province of BC

Updated residential real estate data – June 10 through Oct. 31

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 06:40
Foreign purchasers were involved in 3% of Metro Vancouver residential real estate transactions in October, a rate equal to the provincial average for that month, according to the latest real estate transaction data released by the Province. 2016-11-29T08:45:00-08:00 2016-11-29T08:45:00-08:00 Province of BC

B.C. expected to continue outperforming Canada in economic growth

Sat, 11/26/2016 - 06:40
B.C. is projected to outperform Canada with robust growth this year and ongoing modest growth thereafter, Finance Minister Michael de Jong said at the close of his annual meeting with the independent Economic Forecast Council. 2016-11-25T12:15:00-08:00 2016-11-25T12:15:00-08:00 Province of BC

Statement on Commission on Tax Competitiveness Final Report

Thu, 11/24/2016 - 06:40
The following statement has been issued by B.C. Finance Minister Michael de Jong: 2016-11-23T13:30:00-08:00 2016-11-23T13:30:00-08:00 Province of BC

B.C. finance minister opens London Stock Exchange

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 06:40
Following B.C.’s highly successful issue of a Masala bond into the Indian offshore rupee market in September, B.C.’s Finance Minister Michael de Jong was invited to open trading at the London Stock Exchange where the bond was listed. 2016-11-21T07:00:00-08:00 2016-11-21T07:00:00-08:00 Province of BC

Israel trade mission focuses on life sciences, cyber security

Sun, 11/13/2016 - 06:40
Finance Minister Michael de Jong is leading a trade mission to Israel to strengthen intergovernmental relationships, with a focus on the life sciences and cyber security sectors. 2016-11-12T10:00:00-08:00 2016-11-12T10:00:00-08:00 Province of BC

Statement on Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 06:40
Finance Minister Michael de Jong issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling regarding the relationship between the Charter-protected process of collective bargaining and government’s pursuit of public-policy objectives that impact working conditions. 2016-11-10T14:49:00-08:00 2016-11-10T14:49:00-08:00 Province of BC

Updated residential real estate data – June 10 through Sept. 31

Sat, 10/29/2016 - 06:40
Foreign purchasers were involved in 1.8% of the 5,150 residential property transfers in Metro Vancouver in September, accounting for 1.8% of the total value of properties transferred in that period, according to the latest real estate transaction data released by the Province.   2016-10-28T11:30:00-07:00 2016-10-28T11:30:00-07:00 Province of BC

Meeting strengthens India-B.C. partnerships

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 06:40
Minister of Finance Michael de Jong met with Indian Finance Minister, Minister of Corporate Affairs in the cabinet of India, Arun Jaitley, in New Delhi to discuss ways to continue to strengthen economic ties between India and British Columbia. 2016-10-24T12:15:00-07:00 2016-10-24T12:15:00-07:00 Province of BC

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