bc economy

11:14AM
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High income taxes make B.C. less attractive and productive

The province's top combined income tax rate increased from 43.7 per cent to 53.5 per cent.


11:30AM
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B.C.’s recent spending spree may soon lead to budget deficits

During the restraint period, per-person spending increased by $44 per year compared to $401 from 2016/17 to 2019/20.


10:33AM
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British Columbia faces several daunting fiscal challenges

Payroll costs across the provincial government sector are poised to increase sharply.


8:00AM
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B.C.’s surplus only tells part of story about provincial finances

The province's net debt increased in 2021/22 by $2.6 billion to reach $55.8 billion.


3:03PM
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Future economic growth in B.C. rests on shaky foundation

Future immigration into B.C. may not match pre-COVID levels.


2:51PM
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B.C. Budget 2019—a missed opportunity

Over the next three years, net debt is expected to grow almost 25 per cent.