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Moody's Gives B.C. AAA

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 the government's reputation for prudent fiscal manag...
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Media Bites: The Sad State of B.C. Politics

The 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.
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Mortgage Free? In Your Dreams.

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
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DOWNGRADED

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 economy and weaker commodity prices.The change follo...
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How To Avoid Student Debt

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. leads the country in consumer debt levels. While the...