british columbia finances

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B.C.’s pending debt boom—elections matter

The province's net debt will reach a projected $97.2 billion in 2024/25.

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High spending triggers avalanche of debt in B.C.
The province's annual debt interest payments will increase by 45 per cent between 2022 and 2025.

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B.C. ramps up spending and increases size of government

Public-sector capital investment is pegged at $48.5 billion over the next three years.

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Premier Eby fails to learn from mistakes of predecessor in first budget

The province will run a $4.2 billion operating budget deficit in 2023/24.

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B.C. lags behind neighbours on key measure of economic well-being

Oregon's per-person GDP was 20 per cent higher than in B.C.

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B.C. government should help create genuine ‘growth’ and reduce taxes

The province now has the fourth-highest top personal income tax rate in Canada and the United States.

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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 should tackle province’s tax competitiveness problem

The province has the highest average level of tax on new investment of any large province.