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Opinion: B.C. needed an ambitious budget with big ideas. Instead, we got an update

Opinion: B.C. needed an ambitious budget with big ideas. Instead, we got an update

Maybe expectations were too high for Premier David Eby’s first budget. Or maybe his NDP government is saving its big ideas for next year’s election campaign.
Insolvency filings in Canada in January up 33.7% compared with a year earlier

Insolvency filings in Canada in January up 33.7% compared with a year earlier

OTTAWA — The Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy says the total number of insolvencies in Canada in January was up by roughly a third compared with a year earlier.
Budget 2023: BC Liberal Leader says budget a 'disappointment'

Budget 2023: BC Liberal Leader says budget a 'disappointment'

Kevin Falcon says budget has nothing to grow the economy
Who’s Suing Whom: March 1, 2023

Who’s Suing Whom: March 1, 2023

The latest from the B.C. Supreme Court
Budget 2023: Tourism funding increases slightly in B.C. budget

Budget 2023: Tourism funding increases slightly in B.C. budget

Funding for the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport to increase by 5.2 per cent
Budget 2023: ICBC, BC Place expect losses for current fiscal year

Budget 2023: ICBC, BC Place expect losses for current fiscal year

Crown corporation reports in B.C.’s budget release highlight current and future fiscal year forecasts
Budget 2023: Business group gives budget C- letter grade

Budget 2023: Business group gives budget C- letter grade

Budget didn't take steps to address concerns made by the business community: B.C. Chamber of Commerce
Alberta predicting $2.4-billion surplus for petro-powered economy

Alberta predicting $2.4-billion surplus for petro-powered economy

EDMONTON — Alberta is predicting a $2.4-billion budget surplus for its petro-powered economy this year, with plans to take a big bite out of its debt and put up guardrails to prevent eye-popping deficits when oil booms go bust.
Here's what people are saying in reaction to the British Columbia budget

Here's what people are saying in reaction to the British Columbia budget

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government released a budget Tuesday that promises billions in new spending on health, housing and cost-of-living supports, as well as a return to deficits.
Opinion: Another B.C. budget where the results aren’t there

Opinion: Another B.C. budget where the results aren’t there

Results matter, and by so many metrics, the BC NDP government is failing British Columbians.