B.C. budget 2017 does little to promote ‘competitive’ economy

Today the BC Liberals presented their much anticipated 2017 budget, ahead of the May provincial election. While there are some positive elements, overall the budget does little to promote a “competitive, job-creating economy,” as Finance Minister Mike de Jong claims.Prudent management of public finances is critical for any jurisdiction interested in laying the foundation for a competitive economy. The British Columbia government tabled its fifth consecutive balanced operating budget, with further balanced budgets planned over the next three years (from 2017/18 to 2019/20). This is a bright spot of the budget, as many governments across the country grapple with large

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