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Supporting credit unions’ contributions to small businesses

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:15:00 -0700

To make commercial lending more viable for credit unions, Finance Minister Carole James has announced a reduction in the amount of capital a British Columbia-incorporated credit union must hold in relation to commercial loans and leases.



Building a Better B.C. for everyone

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 14:25:00 -0700

British Columbia’s new government has released a budget update that puts people first, Finance Minister Carole James announced today. 


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Minister’s statement about the 2022 Commonwealth Games bid

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 15:31:00 -0700

Finance Minister Carole James has issued the following statement about the 2022 Commonwealth Games bid:



Public Accounts 2016-17 Released

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:00:00 -0700

Finance Minister Carole James released the 2016-17 Public Accounts showing the Province’s financial picture as of March 31, 2017. 


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Premier Horgan removes roadblocks to Adult Basic Education and English Language Learning programs

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 09:11:00 -0700

The British Columbia government is eliminating tuition fees on Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English Language Learning (ELL) programs, opening the door for tens of thousands of people to upgrade their education and skills every year.


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Premier Horgan announces $100 increase to income assistance and disability rates

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:48:00 -0700

The John Horgan government is taking swift action to reduce poverty in British Columbia by lifting income assistance and disability assistance by $100 a month.


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Executive compensation disclosure shows cost controls working

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:30:00 -0700

British Columbia’s 10th annual disclosure of detailed information on total compensation for senior public sector executives demonstrates continued stability, delivering value for taxpayers.



2016-17 fiscal update reflects B.C.’s strong economic growth

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:09:00 -0700

The British Columbia government invested an additional $1.9 billion in priority programs and services in 2016-17 compared to the previous year, making record investments in areas including housing, health and education.


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Fitch affirms B.C.’s AAA, highest credit rating possible

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 14:45:00 -0700

Fitch has confirmed British Columbia’s AAA credit rating with a stable outlook, due to the Province’s steady economic growth, commitment to fiscal balance and manageable debt burden, Finance Minister Michael de Jong announced today.  



Standard and Poor’s affirms B.C.’s AAA credit rating

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 10:02:00 -0700

Standard and Poor’s Investors Service has confirmed British Columbia’s AAA credit rating with a  stable outlook, reflecting the Province's very strong financial management, economy, and budgetary flexibility. 


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