Financial

B.C. budget cuts are a strategic ‘bang for the buck,’ Clark

By The Canadian Press
February 22, 2017 - 3:32pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 6:19pm

BURNABY, B.C. — Premier Christy Clark says slashing British Columbia’s health premiums in half gives the “biggest bang for the buck” to taxpayers, but an economist says she should have replaced the fees with a fairer tax to avoid losing $1 billion in revenue.

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Broad tax breaks, targeted spending increases in B.C. pre-election budget

By The Canadian Press
February 21, 2017 - 2:00pm Updated: February 21, 2017 - 5:53pm

VICTORIA — British Columbia’s government is staking its re-election on a nearly $1 billion cut in medical service premiums, a small business tax reduction and carefully targeted spending increases on education, health and child welfare in a 2017-18 budget that projects a fifth consecutive surplus

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