bc economy

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On B.C.’s minimum wage, good intentions are not enough

The B.C. government wants to raise the province’s minimum wage from $11.35 to $15.20 by 2021.


9:29AM
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When tabling its budget, the B.C. government should learn from past success

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


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B.C. at fiscal crossroads—next week’s budget update will reveal path new government takes

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


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NDP election win prompts waves of uncertainty that threaten investment

Policy uncertainty can drive down business investment by between six and 10.5 per cent.


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The NDP-Green agreement calls for a 67 per cent increase in B.C.’s carbon tax.


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Uncertainty—particularly from the potential for higher taxes—will make B.C. less attractive to business.


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Every extra dollar of net income earned by any business that steps over the $500,000 threshold will be taxed at a rate five and half times the small business rate.