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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

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