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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...

Media Bites: The Sad State of B.C. Politics

J.J. McCullough | Posted 06.29.2013 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpgThe 40th British Columbia General Election is a dreary race between dreadful choices. That's an easy thing to say about any election, granted, but the sad state of B.C. politics is truly the stuff apathy was designed for. The final droplets of ideology, vision, principle, passion, and leadership having long since drained from this province's governing class, there's now nothing left but empty partisan squabbling.

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...

Mortgage Free? In Your Dreams.

Melissa Carr | Posted 06.10.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Melissa Carr

The average age at which Canadian homeowners with a mortgage believe they will be mortgage free is 57, compared to age 55 in a similar CIBC poll one year ago. And, surprise: residents of B.C. had among the longest repayment expectations in Canada at age 59

B.C. Fiscal Tsunami Comes From Creative Accounting

Dermod Travis | Posted 03.13.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

B.C.'s budgets are chalk full of household terms like "Notional Allocations to Contingencies." What they are not is an exercise in clarity or brevity. The B.C. government's 2012 budget came in at a mind-numbing 64,000 words — or one-third the length of the Old Testament.

DOWNGRADED

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.11.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The credit rating on B.C.'s debt has been downgraded to AAA-negative from AAA-stable by Moody's Investors Service because of a softening ec...

B.C. Optimistic About Economy

The Huffington Post B.C. | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 11.27.2012 | Canada British Columbia

British Columbians are an optimistic bunch when it comes to the economy despite soaring personal debt. That's the conclusion from Royal Bank of Can...

How To Avoid Student Debt

CBC | Posted 11.04.2012 | Canada British Columbia

Financial advisors are warning British Columbia's students moving out on their own for the first time to stick to a budget, as figures reveal B.C. lea...