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Premier Horgan honours public service dedication and innovation

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:00:00 -0800

Premier John Horgan celebrated the exceptional achievements of B.C.’s public service at the annual Premier’s Innovation and Excellence Awards ceremony on Nov. 21, 2017.



Advancing diversity and inclusion in the BC Public Service

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:00:00 -0800

Premier John Horgan has announced a new Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan to attract, develop and retain diverse talent to the BC Public Service.



B.C. prepares to return to the Panda bond market

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:00:00 -0800

British Columbia has returned to China’s bond market today, ensuring continued access to the third-largest capital market in the world, announced Finance Minister Carole James.



S&P praises British Columbia in report on Province’s AAA rating

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:30:00 -0800

Standard and Poor’s (S&P) has confirmed B.C.’s ‘AAA’ long-term credit rating reflecting the Province’s superior financial management practices, strong economy, and robust liquidity, Finance Minister Carole James announced today.



B.C.’s stable economy pays dividends

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 14:30:00 -0800

Statistics Canada confirms British Columbia’s economy grew by 3.5% in 2016, exceeding last February’s forecast of 2.7% provided by the Economic Forecast Council (EFC).



MSP Task Force to advise on eliminating premiums

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 13:00:00 -0700

The Province has established a task force of experts to advise the government on eliminating Medical Services Plan (MSP) premiums within four years, Finance Minister Carole James announced today.


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DBRS confirms B.C.’s AA (high) bond rating

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 08:30:00 -0700

Dominion Bond Rating Service (DBRS) has confirmed British Columbia’s AA (high) credit rating, thanks to the Province’s growing economy, balanced fiscal policy and affordable debt, Finance Minister Carole James announced today.



Finance Minister embarks on North American investor tour

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 10:45:00 -0700

Finance Minister Carole James will meet with banks, investment firms and credit rating agencies to discuss the Budget 2017 Update.


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Government undertakes fiscal sustainability review

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 10:00:00 -0700

To help inform the development of Budget 2018 and the next three-year fiscal plan, Finance Minister Carole James announced a review of financial information submitted to the Province by specific Crown corporations and the broader schools, universities, colleges and health (SUCH) sector.



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.