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Provincial sponsorship honours the memory of Vimy Ridge veterans

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:00:00 -0700

In honour of the Canadians and British Columbians involved in the victory at Vimy Ridge in 1917, Finance Minister Michael de Jong announced that the Province will contribute $350,000 to the Vimy Foundation to support the creation of a Centennial Park at the site of the battle.


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Additional property transfer tax exemptions will help grow economy, create jobs

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:45:00 -0700

Workers coming to B.C. through the B.C. Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) can now be exempt from the additional property transfer tax on foreign buyers, helping ensure B.C. continues to attract highly skilled workers and entrepreneurs across all sectors of the province’s diverse economy, including the growing tech sector.


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British Columbia legislates a “duty-to-document”

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 14:05:00 -0800

British Columbia will become the first Canadian province to legislate a duty to document.



Amendments to improve tax legislation

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 14:00:00 -0800

Proposed amendments introduced as Bill 9, the Finance Statutes Amendment Act, 2017, will clarify rules and improve fairness to align with government’s ongoing commitment to reduce red tape and simplify and streamline regulatory requirements.






B.C.’s fifth consecutive balanced budget delivers the dividend of a strong economy

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:46:00 -0800

British Columbia’s fifth consecutive balanced budget delivers the dividends of a strong and diversified economy and prudent fiscal management by cutting costs for middle-class B.C. families, investing in priority programs and services, and promoting a competitive, job-creating economy.


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Province gives gift of love to Canuck Place Children’s Hospice

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 09:30:00 -0800

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice will begin receiving annual funding to provide pediatric, palliative medical care, and support to children and families in British Columbia.


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Don’t hold the presses! B.C. extends book-publishing tax credit

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 09:15:00 -0800

Ahead of the provincial budget presentation next week, Finance Minister Michael de Jong announced that the Province will be extending the B.C. Book Publishing Tax Credit.


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New tax credit supports search and rescue and firefighter volunteers

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 10:15:00 -0800

The Province intends to introduce a new tax credit for B.C.’s volunteer firefighters and search and rescue volunteers as part of Balanced Budget 2017.


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Fraser Valley B.C. budget telephone town halls rescheduled for Feb. 7

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 10:47:00 -0800

Finance Minister Michael de Jong has rescheduled the telephone town hall for residents in and around the Fraser Valley for Tues., Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. to get their input on the 2017 provincial budget.


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