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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.


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BC is returning to its big spending ways of the 1990s

After just one full year in power, it seems British Columbians may be seeing history repeat itself with a return to the big spending NDP government of the 1990s.


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Government workers in B.C. are absent from their jobs for personal reasons 49 per cent more often than private-sector workers.


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Premier John Horgan’s NDP government campaigned on balanced budgets.


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Overall, the NDP added $4.4 billion in new spending over three years.


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The Horgan government has effectively increased spending by an additional $4.5 billion in the first few months of its term.


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Government program spending will reach $49.2 billion, 6.6 per cent higher than last year.


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Rhetoric from the campaign trail stressed increased spending and higher taxes.


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On a per student basis, inflation adjusted education spending in B.C. public schools increased by 18.3 per cent.