Wed, 11 Jan 2017 15:43:00 -0800Finance Minister Michael de Jong will be hosting a telephone town hall for residents of the Okanagan on Monday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. to get their input on the 2017 provincial budget.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 06:00:00 -0800The Province is increasing the home owner grant threshold to $1.6 million, helping keep property taxes affordable for families and ensuring most home owners will continue to receive the full grant this year.
Fri, 06 Jan 2017 08:30:00 -0800Finance Minister Michael de Jong will be hosting a telephone town hall for residents of Northern B.C. on Monday, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. to get their input on the 2017 provincial budget.
Tue, 27 Dec 2016 08:30:00 -0800British Columbia is on track to remain one of Canada’s strongest economies in 2017 as most private sector economists, banks and economic think-tanks are forecasting the province will continue to record real GDP growth that ranks among the best in Canada.
Fri, 16 Dec 2016 09:45:00 -0800Finance Minister Michael de Jong is inviting British Columbians to participate in a conversation to share their values and priorities for Balanced Budget 2017.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 11:00:00 -0800Stronger than forecast economic growth of 3.3% in 2015 will give unionized employees throughout B.C.’s public sector a modest salary increase from the Economic Stability Dividend.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 10:45:00 -0800British Columbia’s Second Quarterly Report continues to forecast increased revenues and reduced debt, demonstrating that government’s ongoing fiscal prudence, economic diversification and debt reduction continue to have a positive impact on the provincial economy.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:45:00 -0800Foreign purchasers were involved in 3% of Metro Vancouver residential real estate transactions in October, a rate equal to the provincial average for that month, according to the latest real estate transaction data released by the Province.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 12:15:00 -0800B.C. is projected to outperform Canada with robust growth this year and ongoing modest growth thereafter, Finance Minister Michael de Jong said at the close of his annual meeting with the independent Economic Forecast Council.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:30:00 -0800The following statement has been issued by B.C. Finance Minister Michael de Jong: