Bc Budget

B.C. Budget Surplus $200M Higher Than Forecast

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's post-election budget surplus came in $200 million higher than forecast, but the province's finance minister said that do...

B.C. Losing its Tax Advantage -- and Its People

Jordan Bateman | Posted 04.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

Our beautiful landscape, outdoorsy way of life, and mild weather can only overcome a certain amount of taxes. People are already beginning to vote with their feet, leaving our province for greener pastures -- another spin that will continue to speed up if the BC Liberals do not reverse course.

B.C.'s Budgetary Sleight Of Hand

Dermod Travis | Posted 04.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

The funny thing about provincial budgets is that sometimes they tell you a lot more about a government's attitude than what the politicians might have intended when they first wrote the document.

B.C. LNG Tax Too High: Companies

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - One of the first questions British Columbia's Finance Minister Mike de Jong was asked when he introduced the Liberal government's proposed ...

B.C. Budget Quotes

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Quotes on the B.C. budget:———"The budget in one or two words? I came up with three — a triple-b budget — boring, balanced budget....

B.C. Budget By The Numbers

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Some highlights from B.C.'s 2014-2015 budget:— The budget projects surpluses of $184 million for 2014-15, $206 million for 2015-16, and $...

B.C. Budget Leaves Families Behind

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Families First was a surprisingly successful slogan for Premier Christy Clark's Liberals, but families aren't necessarily first in the gove...

What A Balanced Budget Means For Ferry-Service

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - B.C.'s transportation minister is defending ferry-service cuts, particularly on minor and northern routes, saying the high cost of low ride...

Budget Is 'Boring, Balanced,' Says De Jong

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's Liberal government tabled a balanced budget Tuesday, delivering a fiscal blueprint that forecasts three years of surplus...

B.C. Budget Balanced, Promises Finance Minister

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's finance minister says the budget he is preparing to table Tuesday is balanced, but Mike de Jong is issuing the same warn...

She Swears B.C. Budget Is Balanced

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia Premier Christy Clark repeated her promise of a balanced budget Wednesday, less than a month before her government tables ...

When Is B.C. Budget Day 2014?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

B.C.'s Liberal government will unveil its budget on Feb. 18 this year. The government was on track to balance its books with a surplus of $165 mill...

Balanced Books?

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Job growth in British Columbia has stalled, but it's too early to call Premier Christy Clark's highly-touted jobs plan a bust, Finance Mini...

B.C. Keeps AA Credit Rating

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - B.C.'s finance minister says fiscal discipline and relatively low and affordable debt is behind the reconfirmation of the province's AA-hig...

The Cliché That's Costing B.C. Big Time

Jordan Bateman | Posted 12.09.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

Whether BC Liberal or NDP, governments have grown reliant on the cash flowing from ICBC and BC Hydro ratepayers. Any suggestion of reduction is met with ministerial shrugs and the talking point: "How would we fund health and other services without that money? Should we raise taxes?" Yet, the ignored solution can be found in another cliché: How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.

Moody's Gives B.C. AAA

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.17.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's finance minister is trumpeting the province's AAA credit rating by Moody's investors.Mike de Jong says it's a sign of th...

B.C.'s Budget Math Was Off

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.22.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's Liberal government missed its budget target for 2012-2013 by more than $175 million, due primarily to declining resource...

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...

Updated B.C. Budget 'Isn't Great News'

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.27.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Finance Minister Mike de Jong is forecasting three years of surplus budgets in British Columbia despite darkening-economic horizons, prompt...

Here Comes That Balanced Budget..

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.26.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Premier Christy Clark's 17-minute throne speech — likely one of the shortest on record in British Columbia — leaned heavily on her lon...

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...

They're Back

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.13.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's newly-elected Liberal government is heading back to the legislature later this month to pass the budget it introduced la...

Who's In?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.05.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Premier Christy Clark will introduce a cabinet Friday that includes a new natural gas ministry and a team of ministers focused on growing B...

Can Christy Be Trusted To Balance The Books?

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.27.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - British Columbia's provincial election campaign has focused heavily on the governing Liberals' ability to balance the books — an achieve...

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...