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India trade mission highlights B.C. forest products, financial and economic ties

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 06:40
Finance Minister Michael de Jong is leading an investor tour to India to advance bilateral trade and investment opportunities for B.C. businesses, and to promote the province’s stable economy. 2016-10-20T13:45:00-07:00 2016-10-20T13:45:00-07:00 Province of BC

Premier honours outstanding B.C. public service achievements

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 06:40
British Columbia public service employees were recognized for the outstanding work they do on behalf of the Province at the Premier’s annual Innovation and Excellence Awards ceremony. 2016-10-19T08:00:00-07:00 2016-10-19T08:00:00-07:00 Province of BC

Finance Minister Michael de Jong’s statement on the passing of Jim Prentice

Sat, 10/15/2016 - 06:40
Finance Minister Michael de Jong has issued the following statement on the passing of Jim Prentice, former Alberta premier and former federal cabinet minister: 2016-10-14T14:30:00-07:00 2016-10-14T14:30:00-07:00 Province of BC

New Real Estate Council appointed to ensure consumer protection

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 06:40
Government is appointing nine public-interest members to the Real Estate Council of British Columbia, increasing its accountability and objectivity in fulfilling its role of protecting the public interest. 2016-10-12T15:00:00-07:00 2016-10-12T15:00:00-07:00 Province of BC

B.C. confirms support for Canada Pension Plan enhancement

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 06:40
The Government of British Columbia has confirmed support for the proposed Canada Pension Plan enhancement after considering feedback received through an online consultation during the summer. 2016-10-04T08:45:00-07:00 2016-10-04T08:45:00-07:00 Province of BC

Province signs agreement to extend benefits for seasonal firefighters

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 06:40
The Province and the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to make it easier for seasonal firefighters with the BC Wildfire Service to access health and welfare benefits, Premier Christy Clark announced today. 2016-09-28T14:48:00-07:00 2016-09-28T14:48:00-07:00 Province of BC

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

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 06:40
Foreign investment accounted for nearly 6% of the approximately 48,000 residential real estate transactions in British Columbia between June 10 and Aug. 31, 2016, amounting to about 8.8% of the $31 billion in residential property that changed hands, according to the latest real estate transaction data released by the provincial government. 2016-09-22T09:12:00-07:00 2016-09-22T09:12:00-07:00 Province of BC

Province appoints superintendent of Real Estate

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 06:40
The Province of British Columbia has appointed Micheal Noseworthy as the new superintendent of Real Estate. 2016-09-19T11:15:00-07:00 2016-09-19T11:15:00-07:00 Province of BC

B.C. benefits from increased revenues, reduced debt in budget update

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 06:40
Continued economic growth and stronger-than-budgeted revenues are providing government the flexibility to plan new investments in programs that benefit housing affordability and supply, set money aside to reduce provincial debt, and save money for the future through the B.C. Prosperity Fund. 2016-09-15T10:30:00-07:00 2016-09-15T10:30:00-07:00 Province of BC

Strong economy pays dividends

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 06:40
The B.C. government is cancelling the planned four-per-cent increase to MSP premiums, and those eligible for Regular Premium Assistance will see a four-per-cent reduction of their premium beyond what was announced with Budget 2016. 2016-09-15T10:30:00-07:00 2016-09-15T10:30:00-07:00 Province of BC

Statement on real estate and tax

Sun, 09/11/2016 - 06:40
Statement from finance minister Michael de Jong: “The changes B.C. made this summer are intended to address a number of the issues raised in today’s story on real estate by the Globe and Mail. 2016-09-10T14:22:00-07:00 2016-09-10T14:22:00-07:00 Province of BC

B.C. is first foreign government to issue Masala Bond

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 06:40
The Province of British Columbia has successfully issued an Indian Rupee denominated bond on the London Stock Exchange, making it the first-ever foreign government to issue a bond in the Indian offshore market and strengthening increasingly important trade and investment ties with India. 2016-09-01T09:45:00-07:00 2016-09-01T09:45:00-07:00 Province of BC

Foreign ownership of residential properties

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 06:40
Updated data on foreign investment show more than $885 million in foreign investment flowed into Metro Vancouver’s residential real estate market in just five weeks, representing 86% of the capital invested in the sector by foreign purchasers throughout the province. 2016-07-26T11:30:00-07:00 2016-07-26T11:30:00-07:00 Province of BC

Action on foreign investment, consumer protection and vacancy puts British Columbians first

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 06:40
Legislation introduced creates new measures to help make home ownership more affordable, establishes a fund for market housing and rental initiatives, strengthens consumer protection, and gives the City of Vancouver the tools it requested to increase rental property supply. 2016-07-25T10:20:00-07:00 2016-07-25T10:20:00-07:00 Province of BC

Capital Markets Regulatory Authority initial board of directors and new implementation timelines announced

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 06:40
The initial board of directors for the Capital Markets Regulatory Authority has been chosen and new timelines for implementing the authority have been set, announced Finance Minister Michael de Jong on behalf of the Council of Ministers. 2016-07-22T09:00:00-07:00 2016-07-22T09:00:00-07:00 Province of BC

Public Accounts confirm 2015-16 balanced budget

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 06:40
As the province leading Canada in economic growth, British Columbia produced a balanced 2015-16 budget while making record levels of investment in core services like healthcare and education, Finance Minister Michael de Jong announced with the release of the 2015-16 Public Accounts. 2016-07-21T11:00:00-07:00 2016-07-21T11:00:00-07:00 Province of BC

Executive compensation framework is showing results

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 06:40
Detailed information on total compensation for senior public sector executives, demonstrates the effectiveness of ongoing measures to increase affordability, transparency and accountability in public sector compensation. 2016-07-21T11:00:00-07:00 2016-07-21T11:00:00-07:00 Province of BC

Province launches engagement on Canada Pension Plan proposal

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 06:40
The Province is engaging the public to help ensure British Columbians understand the impact of the proposed Canada Pension Plan (CPP) enhancement. 2016-07-15T09:05:00-07:00 2016-07-15T09:05:00-07:00 Province of BC

Commission studying tax competitiveness

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 06:40
Canadian economist Bev Dahlby has been named as chair of the B.C. Tax Competitiveness Commission. 2016-07-14T13:20:00-07:00 2016-07-14T13:20:00-07:00 Province of BC

Government releases real estate transaction data

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 06:40
The Province released the first set of data resulting from new measures to track the extent of foreign real estate transactions.  2016-07-07T11:05:00-07:00 2016-07-07T11:05:00-07:00 Province of BC