LAMMAM, MACINTYRE, PALACIOS: The government could have gotten a greater economic bang by cutting other taxes instead
KUNIN: Weigh public spending on today’s programs against how much those programs will cost Canadians in the longer term
KERSHAW: Budget downplays massive unaffordability problem for Gens X, Y and their children
LAMMAM and PALACIOS: The government missed an opportunity to build a better economic future for the province
Since 2008/09, B.C.’s net debt has grown to $40.8 billion from $26.2 billion.
A reduction in the time it takes to pass the regulatory approvals process would go a long way to creating jobs.
Total provincial debt will grow 11.7 per cent or $5.1 billion to $62.7 billion in 2013/14.
Yesterday’s budget delivered almost no increase for young people, while adding more than $1,000 per retiree.