Provincial

GenSqueeeze responds to BC's Budget announcement

Finance  Minister de Jong

By Paul Kershaw

For younger British Columbians, BC's budget is built on fantasy.

Secure a great job. Own a home. Keep more of our hard-earned money. That’s the promise of BC according to the Premier and Finance Minister. Problem is, that promise is becoming a fairy tale, since B.C. is now the worst performing economy in Canada for younger generations.

'I don't want to, but I will because it's an election year' budget

Liberal Finance Minister Michael de Jong was throwing a bit of money at anything political Tuesday in his recent budget.

If last year's provincial budget could be described as petty, after Finance minister Mike de Jong doled out an increase in assistance rates for those living with disabilities, only to claw must of it back by ending the subsidized bus pass program, this year's budget could best be described as petulant.

This is de Jong's “I don't want to, but I will because it's an election year” budget.

Reaction from BC's fifth consecutive Balanced Budget

Not everyone was happy with the budget delievered by Liberal Finance Minister Michael de Jong.

Tuesday, Liberal Finance Minister Michael de Jong tabled a balanced budget for the fifth consecutive time Tuesday in the BC legislature.

Here are some of the responses from different parties in BC.

Sierra Club BC communications director Tim Pearson:

Liberal Finance Minister Michael de Jong delivers fifth balanced budget

Liberal Finance Minister Michael de Jong said Tuesday's budget shows the benefits of a fiscal plan that includes steady, solid growth and managed spending.

On the eve of a provincial election, Liberal Finance Minister Michael de Jong tabled a balanced budget for the fifth consecutive time Tuesday in the BC legislature.

The budget by de Jong 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.

ICBC keeps up the fight against auto insurance fraud

The 2016 public information campaign sparked a 70 per cent increase to ICBC's fraud tips line in the first quarter.

It's a never-ending surprise to see what people will try to get away with in this day and age.

The Insurance Corporation of BC (ICBC) continues to fight fraudsters with a new education campaign to support its increased fraud prevention efforts.

Firefighter, Mountie Save Care Giver In Medical Emergency

Firefighter, Mountie Save Care Giver In Medical Emergency

A Calgary firefighter and an off duty RCMP Officer are being credited for saving a woman’s life this past weekend, in Sooke.

Sheldon Burton, and his girlfriend Kimberley Dueck were visiting Sooke for the purposes of dog sitting this past weekend and while out for a walk at approximately noon on Saturday, came across a male in a wheel chair, who appeared to be in distress.

Burton and Dueck approached the male, and quickly realized his care giver had collapsed on the side of the roadway at Aiken Road and West Coast.

British Columbia's carbon tax not revenue neutral, despite government’s commitment

Five years later, the carbon tax ceased being revenue neutral because the government no longer provided new tax cuts to sufficiently offset the additional carbon tax revenue.

British Columbia’s carbon tax is no longer revenue neutral and could actually result in almost $900 million in higher taxes over a six-year period, finds a new study by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

Conservation friendly agriculture can have a positive impact on nature

Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) understands the importance of working with agricultural communities.

On the occasion of Canada’s Agriculture Day, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is underscoring the importance of working with agricultural communities to help conserve lands and waters of high conservation value across the country.

The not-for-profit charitable organization has established relationships with farmers and ranchers in different parts of Canada to help maintain, and in some cases improve, the health of working landscapes.

Throne speech begins stretch run for BC politicians

Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon outlined how British Columbia has navigated challenging times to lead Canada, thanks to a plan.

Members of the BC Legislature made their way back to Victoria to begin the final session before the provincial election in May.

In her speech from the throne Tuesday, Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon outlined how British Columbia has navigated challenging times to lead Canada, thanks to a plan – and hard-working British Columbians.

Since the launch of the BC Jobs Plan five years ago:

Nine out of ten elementary schools in B.C. showing improvement were public, according to annual ranking

Ninety per cent of all elementary schools in the province showed significant improvement are public.

Independent elementary schools in British Columbia continue to perform well above average, but this year more than 90 per cent of all elementary schools in the province that showed significant improvement are public, according to the Fraser Institute’s annual ranking of B.C. elementary schools released today.

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