Bc Deficit

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...


CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.08.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Recently updated financial reporting rules have failed to convince the British Columbia government to bring its practices in line with sta...

Where Dix's Deficit Math Comes From

CP | Tyler Harbottle, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - New Democrat Leader Adrian Dix has repeatedly said the Liberal party's deficit numbers are askew.The latest criticism came during a televi...

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...

B.C. Liberals Hiding MASSIVE Deficit: NDP

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.04.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The British Columbia NDP took the first step in releasing its election platform on Wednesday by accusing the Liberal government of hiding ...

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. 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.

B.C. Government Fast Losing Trust Of Taxpayers

Jordan Bateman | Posted 02.05.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

Trust must be the cornerstone of the relationship between a government and its taxpayers. Every year, we hand over our hard-earned money — a bank account worth $42 billion — to our politicians. We expect them to run our affairs professionally and efficiently and to keep us well-informed on their plans. When that trust erodes, it's very difficult for government to earn it back. But it can be done, if Clark and de Jong are willing to change their behaviour.

B.C. Deficit Soars Beyond Expectations

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.28.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - British Columbia's deficit continues to rise while the government's revenues drop, but Finance Minister Mike de Jong said Wednesday he's mo...

Free 1st Week On Port Mann

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 09.14.2012 | Canada British Columbia

The first week of tolling on the new Port Mann Bridge will be free when it officially opens in December, said Transportation Minister Mary Polak. O...

Brace For Government Cuts, B.C.

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.13.2012 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Low natural gas prices have blown a big hole in the British Columbia government's plans to balance its budget three months before the start...

Significant, Serious Issues In B.C.'s Books, Says Auditor General

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.25.2012 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - British Columbia's Speaker of the house has accepted blame after the auditor general panned the legislature Thursday for keeping "messy" f...

B.C. Government's Half-Billion-Dollar Fail

CBC | Posted 09.24.2012 | Canada Politics

The B.C. government has underreported the provincial deficit by $520 million, according to the auditor general of B.C. The B.C. government...

Rejection Of HST Triples B.C. Deficit

CBC | Posted 11.08.2011 | Canada Politics

B.C.'s finance minister says the province's deficit has tripled because of the rejection of the HST and that is going to mean cuts to government spend...