Today’s Speech from the Throne reads more like a list of what this government sees as its main achievements than a true framework for going forward. New initiatives are few and far between, sandwiched between pages of self-congratulatory recap of the natural gas strategy, the jobs plan and highlights from the last budget. All in [...]
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February 12th, 2013 · Iglika Ivanova · Comments Off · Climate change, Economy, Poverty, inequality & welfare, Provincial budget & finance, Taxes
February 9th, 2010 · Iglika Ivanova · 1 Comment · Provincial budget & finance
Today’s Throne speech marks a return to the optimistic tone that is typical of the start of each session of the legislature. Sure, there are the obligatory references to financial discipline and balancing the budget, but they come at the very end of the document and are a far cry from last summer’s bare cupboard [...]
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August 25th, 2009 · Iglika Ivanova · 4 Comments · Economy, Provincial budget & finance
Today’s throne speech suggests that the BC government has finally recognized the severity of the recession and the hardship it’s causing to families across the province. Unfortunately, when it comes to policy implications or what to do about the recession, the government seems to have it all backwards. Instead of presenting an ambitious stimulus plan [...]