Budget Day in B.C.
Prince George, B.C. – All eyes will be on the BC Legislature today as Finance Minister Mike de Jong delivers his annual provincial budget at around 2 p.m.
As per tradition, some provincial ‘goodies’ have already been announced. For example, we already know it will include $29 million for school supplies, an extra $50 per month for disability recipients, $5 million for action on the Province’s opioid crisis and $140 million to improve access and target key mental-health initiatives.
Locally, the Prince George Chamber of Commerce will be looking for some follow-through on resolutions its put forward related to infrastructure.
“Primarily transportation related infrastructure,” says CEO Christie Ray. “We hope some of those concerns have been addressed. It would also be fabulous to see other goodies for small business – maybe more on the commitment to red tape reduction.”
In a presentation to the Select Standing Committee on Finance in October, Ray outlined the financial challenges facing YXS because it is on leased land from the federal government. Thus, YXS is not eligible for critical infrastructure funding from the federal government.
De Jong has already promised today’s budget will be his fifth consecutive balanced budget. 250News will provide full coverage later this afternoon.
Yessss The Liberals INCREASED your Hydro rates… Go figure… Bills sent out just before the Budget comes down… Whatttt they trying to recoup some of the money they will be giving away today in their budget??? Most people’s bill has DOUBLED… figure that out
they also charge us for medical ( no other province in canada does) and the money from that and ICBC rates goes directly into the public coffers and of course because there is no way to follow the money, ICBC is always broke and constantly increasing the rip off the people get to increase the income for the government for citizen paid holidays and bonus wage increases for the higher ups..
and the toothless pre-election budget has arrived. All kinds of promises with absolutely no meat to the meal as nothing takes efect unless the Liberals are re elected…god help us.
Hydro rates doubled! You must be in Ontario
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