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Economic growth pays dividends for B.C. public-sector employees

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 11:00:00 -0800

Stronger 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.



Second quarter continues B.C.’s increased revenues and reduced debt

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 10:45:00 -0800

British 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.


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Updated residential real estate data – June 10 through Oct. 31

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:45:00 -0800

Foreign 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.



B.C. expected to continue outperforming Canada in economic growth

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 12:15:00 -0800

B.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.



Statement on Commission on Tax Competitiveness Final Report

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:30:00 -0800

The following statement has been issued by B.C. Finance Minister Michael de Jong:



B.C. finance minister opens London Stock Exchange

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 07:00:00 -0800

Following B.C.’s highly successful issue of a Masala bond into the Indian offshore rupee market in September, B.C.’s Finance Minister Michael de Jong was invited to open trading at the London Stock Exchange where the bond was listed.


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Israel trade mission focuses on life sciences, cyber security

Sat, 12 Nov 2016 10:00:00 -0800

Finance Minister Michael de Jong is leading a trade mission to Israel to strengthen intergovernmental relationships, with a focus on the life sciences and cyber security sectors.


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Statement on Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 14:49:00 -0800

Finance Minister Michael de Jong issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling regarding the relationship between the Charter-protected process of collective bargaining and government’s pursuit of public-policy objectives that impact working conditions.



B.C. announces two new trade and investment offices in Southeast Asia

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 08:30:00 -0700

The Province of British Columbia, Canada, will open a new Trade and Investment Representative Office in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, in early 2017 to help develop constructive and productive trade and investment opportunities in this important ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) economy.


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Updated residential real estate data – June 10 through Sept. 31

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:30:00 -0700

Foreign purchasers were involved in 1.8% of the 5,150 residential property transfers in Metro Vancouver in September, accounting for 1.8% of the total value of properties transferred in that period, according to the latest real estate transaction data released by the Province.