Bc Budget 2013

Cut This, Cut That, Cut This Too

CBC | Posted 08.28.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The latest round of B.C. budget cuts tabled yesterday will lead to more cuts to health care services and new user fees, according to the union that re...

Standing Firm On Budget Promise

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - B.C.'s finance minister is standing firm on the promise of a balanced budget this year, despite predictions of slower growth in the Canadi...

Clark's B.C. Budget Claims Fact-Checked

CBC | Posted 06.22.2013 | Canada British Columbia

B.C. Liberal leader Christy Clark repeated claims today that international bond rating agencies verified her last budget as balanced and are concerned...

Clark Defends Debt-Free B.C. Claim

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.22.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - B.C. Liberal Leader Christy Clark is defending her government's election assertion of a balanced budget and with a debt-free B.C on the ho...

B.C. Minister's Warning About NDP Win

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The country's largest credit agency has confirmed British Columbia's credit rating at AA high, but the bond rating agency cautions the upco...

Clark's Leadership Test

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.05.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Premier Christy Clark's government survived a key budget vote Tuesday prompting the premier to declare her Liberals strong and united after...

B.C. Tories Promise Modest Surpluses

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.05.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - B.C. Conservative leader John Cummins appeared to launch his unofficial election campaign on Tuesday with the release of a five-year fisca...

B.C. Liberals Face Budget Vote Amid 'Ethnicgate' Scandal

CBC | Posted 05.05.2013 | Canada British Columbia

While the so-called 'ethnic vote' scandal continues to dog B.C. Premier Christy Clark and the Liberal Party, the government survived a more immediate ...

Balanced Budget? We Don't Buy It

CBC | Posted 04.24.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Most British Columbians don’t believe the provincial government’s claim that the budget will be balanced in 2013, according to an Ipsos Reid poll....

B.C. Prosperity Fund Good Idea If Properly Designed

Jason Clemens | Posted 04.23.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Jason Clemens

B.C.'s proposed Prosperity Fund is meant to capitalize on the future opportunities from natural gas development. If done correctly, the fund could be a huge benefit to both current and future British Columbians. As with many things though, the devil is in the details. Thankfully there are lessons to be learned, and avoided, from our neighbours, Alberta and Alaska.

Christy Clark's Hard Election Sell

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.21.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - British Columbia's premier insists voters don't want their politicians to make expensive promises during the election campaign this spring...

Liberal Insider Rips B.C. Budget

CBC | Posted 04.21.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The B.C. Liberal government likely has the provincial NDP “jumping for joy,” says Martyn Brown, chief of staff to former premier Gordon Campbell, ...

B.C. Budget Has Bad News For Doctors

CP | Wendy Cox, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.03.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The British Columbia government is girded for tough negotiations with its doctors, telling physicians it's time for them to do their part a...

What's In B.C.'s New Budget?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.21.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Deficit and Surplus:— The government predicts budget surpluses of $197 million for 2013-2014, $211 million for 2014-1015 and $460 million...

Budget Goodies For Families

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.21.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia Premier Christy Clark enters the next provincial election attempting to sell her "families first" image with a pair of bud...

Income Taxes, Health Premiums Go Up

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.21.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's Liberals turned their backs on more than a decade of devotion to tax cuts and hiked some significant ones Tuesday in a r...

LIVE BLOG: B.C. Budget 2013

The Huffington Post B.C. | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 02.19.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The B.C. Liberals' last budget of this government is set to be delivered at 2 p.m. PT today. On Monday, former Bank of Montreal economist Tim O'Nei...

B.C. Natural Gas Projections Too High: Economist

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.20.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Finance Minister Mike de Jong says hiring a former Bank of Montreal chief economist to fact check British Columbia's budget forced him to r...

B.C. Budget 2013: How To Tame The Deficit?

Charles Lammam | Posted 04.21.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Charles Lammam

Tuesday's provincial budget is supposed to present a plan to finally balance the books. But after four consecutive years in the red, British Columbians can't yet breathe a collective sigh of relief. Critically important is how Finance Minister Mike de Jong plans to eliminate the deficit. Will he take the path of tax increases or spending reductions? He would be wise to go with the latter. And this is why...

Liberals Promise Balanced Budget

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.19.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Finance Minister Mike de Jong is set to deliver what he's calling a pre-election balanced budget Tuesday _ complete with a seal of approval...

New LNG Tax, Fund To Pay Off B.C. Debt: Throne Speech

Posted 02.12.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The B.C. government will create a fund that will collect royalties from natural gas and apply them to pay off provincial debt, according to the throne...

Clark Prepares To Lay Out Vision

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.12.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Premier Christy Clark's Liberal government returns to the legislature this week poised to lay to rest the three-year-plus HST nightmare bef...

Breaking Up With The HST: It's Definitely You, Not Us

Jordan Bateman | Posted 04.01.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

No matter what, on April 1, the HST finally moves on, and we can get on with our lives. Sure, she'll be mentioned from time to time and we'll no doubt stumble across her once in a while on Facebook or Twitter, but we're finally breaking up, and we are never, ever, ever getting back together.

Raise B.C. Taxes To Reduce Deficit: Think Tank

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.31.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A left-leaning think tank says if the B.C. government raised taxes to the levels collected in 2000, it would wipe out the deficit and have...

B.C. Budget Gets Outside Help

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.31.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The B.C. government has hired an economist to look over its pre-election budget, giving what the finance minister says is added assurance t...