“Small business forms the backbone of our economy and we need to do all we can to support its continued growth,” said Jobs, Trade and Technology Minister Bruce Ralston. “That’s why we are lowering the small-business corporate income tax rate by 20%, so B.C.’s small-business owners can keep more of their hard-earned revenue and reinvest it back in their communities.”
Vulnerable women living on the street in the Downtown Eastside will continue to receive year-round support from the WISH Drop-In Centre Society thanks to an increase in operating funding from the B.C. government.
Vulnerable people experiencing homelessness will now have access to additional safe shelter spaces during the cold winter months and times of extreme weather in communities around British Columbia.
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.
The provincial government has introduced legislation to close a major loophole in fixed-term leases and improve the rights of renters throughout British Columbia, Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Selina Robinson announced today.
British Columbia’s new government has released a budget update that puts people first, Finance Minister Carole James announced today.
The balanced Budget 2017 Update forecasts a surplus of $246 million in 2017-18 and takes key first steps to improve affordability, build better services for everyone, and invest in a strong, innovative economy that creates jobs and works for all British Columbians.
Those seeking shelter will have access to 300 shelter beds when the B.C. government and the City of Vancouver open beds at 10 locations throughout the city for people who are homeless. This is an increase from 160 beds provided last year. All shelters will be low barrier and welcoming to people with pets and belongings to store. Each location will be managed by an experienced non-profit housing and shelter operator, with most providing 24/7 support.
Premier John Horgan has issued the following statement to mark 100 days since the swearing in of a new provincial government
The Government of British Columbia has appointed three new provincial court judges to fill vacancies created by two judicial transfers to other jurisdictions within the province and one retirement.
The British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) is expected to release its final report on the Site C review on Nov. 1, 2017.