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Alberta and B.C. budgets represent two different approaches to government finances

According to projections, government debt interest will cost nearly $1,000 per British Columbian by 2026/27.

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B.C. government sparks debt explosion with far-reaching consequences

From 2019-20 to 2024-25, the government increased program spending by more than 50 per cent.

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B.C.’s day of ‘debt’ reckoning has arrived

The province forecasts huge deficits in each of the next four fiscal years.

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B.C. budget spells disaster for province’s finances

The province's net debt will reach a projected $129 billion by 2026/27—nearly triple the pre-pandemic level in 2019/20.

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B.C. government projects massive debt accumulation—and British Columbians will pay the price

The government plans to overspend by $11.2 billion relative to its 2023 budget plan.

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Another big spending budget would drown B.C. government in red ink

In 2022/23, the latest year of complete data, inflation-adjusted spending reached a record high of $14,275 per person.

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B.C. government’s spending spike sparks debt boom

This fiscal year the province's debt interest costs with reach $3.3 billion.

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B.C. government shouldn’t boast about child-care disaster

More than 58 per cent of families in the province reported difficulty finding child care in 2023 compared to 46.5 per cent in 2019.

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Cost of government debt rising for British Columbians

By 2025/26, the province will spend an estimated $4.1 billion on debt interest—an increase of 53 per cent over three years.