bc government spending

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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.


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B.C. government ramped up spending after 2017 election

The provincial budget forecasts a large increase in debt over the next few years relative to the size of the economy.


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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.


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Large deficit looms for B.C. and the Horgan government

Debt as a share of the provincial economy could reach up to 19.8 per cent this year.


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Estimating the recessionary impact on B.C. finances: Part 2

The provincial budget projected that net debt would grow to $48.9 billion in 2020/21.


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Estimating the recessionary impact on B.C. finances—Part 1

CIBC predicts the province's unemployment rate will rise to 9.7 per cent.