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Okanagan residents can join B.C. Budget Telephone Town Halls

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 15:43:00 -0800

Finance 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.



Increased home owner grant helps families with property taxes

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 06:00:00 -0800

The 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.


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Northern B.C. residents can join B.C. budget telephone town halls

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 08:30:00 -0800

Finance 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. 


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GDP Growth is Fuel for B.C.’s Economic Engine

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 08:30:00 -0800

British 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.



Creating a budget to echo the voices of the people of B.C.

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 09:45:00 -0800

Finance Minister Michael de Jong is inviting British Columbians to participate in a conversation to share their values and priorities for Balanced Budget 2017.


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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: