Provincial Politics

B.C. unveils 'bold' housing, child care plans, hikes employer, real estate taxes

By Canadian Press
February 21, 2018 - 4:33am Updated: February 21, 2018 - 10:09am

VICTORIA — British Columbia moved to ease the province's housing crisis Tuesday with a budget that introduces a new tax on property speculators, higher taxes on foreign homebuyers and plans to create 114,000 affordable housing units over the next decade.

Anti-Poverty Forum Coming

By Cheryl Jahn
February 14, 2018 - 3:03pm Updated: February 14, 2018 - 6:04pm

PRINCE GEORGE — One local affordable housing advocate is pleased with the Throne Speech, released yesterday in the run-up to the budget next week. The government has committed to working with local governments and other stakeholders to address affordable housing issues.

B.C. government throne speech puts focus on housing, child care, affordability

By Canadian Press
February 13, 2018 - 6:30pm Updated: February 14, 2018 - 4:50am

VICTORIA — Premier John Horgan introduced a plan Tuesday to make life in British Columbia more affordable, but it was overshadowed by the unfolding dispute with the Alberta and federal governments over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.