Friday, May 12, 2017

Province of British Columbia Budgets - 1908 to 2017

If you're looking for how the Province's DEBT statistics have developed over the last 109 years .... , correction, over the last 16 years ....

Why is it that for all of the BC Liberals invoking WAC Bennett's and Bill Bennett's names, skipping Brad Bennett (not a Premier), they are constantly linked to the need of developing Site C by bankrupting BC Hydro?

WAC Bennett, Premier  1962
... The new public instrumentality will prove of much benefit as a self-supporting agency.  Economies have already been achieved in over-all direct operation costs by greater internal efficiency.  The principal saving to the company from Crown ownership is freedom from corporation tax, which will result in a reduction in residential rates early in the next fiscal year. ....
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2017

Budget and Fiscal Plan 2017/18-2019/20

Budget Speech
Budget Highlights
News Releases - B.C.'s 5th-consecutive balanced budget delivers the dividend of a strong economy
Backgrounder - MSP Premiums Reduced by 50% for twom million British Columbians
Backgrounder - Budget 2017 helps businesses create jobs, grow and compete
Backgrounder - Nearly $3 Billion worth of investments in priority areas
Backgrounder - Fiscal Plan 2017/18 – 2019/20

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Index

2017 - February

2016 - February
2015 - February
2014 - February

2013 - June
2013 - February
2012 - February
2011 - May
2011 - February
2010 - March
2009 - September
2009 - February
2008 - February
2007 - February
2006 - February
2005 - September
2005 - February
2004
2003
2002
2001
British Columbia. Ministry of Finance and Corporate Relations
2000
1999
1998
1997
1996
1995
British Columbia. Dept. of Finance
Budget Speech (British Columbia)
1975
1974

1973   Excerpts
1972   Highlights
1971
1970
1969
1968

1967
1966
1965
1964
1963
1962
1961
1960
1959
1958
1957
1956
1955   Supplement
1954
1953
1952
1951 - Lacks Province of British Columbia Comparison of Revenue Chart
1950
1949
1948
1947
1946
1945
1944
1943

1942
1940
1939
1938
1937
1936
1935
1934
1928 - Lacks Anaylsis of Provincial Revenue Chart
1925
1924
1923
1922
1919
1918

1912
1911
1909
1908

Trump's take on the BC softwood industry ...... 1908
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Western Canada Lumberman:
"Whatever is in the best interest of the lumber business is in the best interests of British Columbia; for the lumber industry is the backbone of the Province.  When lumbering languishes, trade and commerce languish, and in all times of lumber activity and good prices, the entire industrial and business world of British Columbia wakes up.  There is but one thing to guard against, that is over-speculation in timber.  If the laws can be changed to the advantage of timber owners and millmen, and the country safeguarded against the timber speculator, then let them be changed."

To put that into 2017 language ....

Western Canada Oil and Gas Man - Rich Coalman:
"There is but one thing to guard against, that is over-speculation in LNG.  If the laws can be changed to the advantage of Petroleum Owners and Frackermen, and the country safeguarded against the LNG speculator, then let them be changed."

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