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Lizanne Foster | Finance Minister De Jong's claims to a balanced budget actually reveal years of fiscal mismanagement and neglect.
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Redeye Collective | In the recent B.C. budget, people with disabilities were given a rate increase of $77 a month. At the same time, the government increased the cost of a monthly bus pass from $3.75 to $52.
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Iglika Ivanova | 2015 marks the sixth year of B.C.'s recovery from the recession. But it's been a slow and largely jobless recovery in B.C.
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Janet Newbury | We have the capacity to strengthen our economy in ways that are equitable and sustainable. To do so, we must recognize the public sector as an asset to achieving social and economic well-being in B.C.
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Iglika Ivanova | Affordability is becoming the new buzzword of the B.C. government. But what does affordability mean for a provincial government? And what are the consequences of not investing in education and health?
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Keith Reynolds | The value of B.C.'s contractual obligations going into the future has dwarfed the value of future debt. And much of the spending is far more questionable than the things our debt will buy us.
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Marvin Shaffer | The issue is not whether the promise of a debt-free B.C. will be achieved. The issue is whether it was ever a reasonable policy objective in the first place.
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Iglika Ivanova | The theory is very simple: resource development would lead to economic growth and economic growth would lead to higher wages for everyone, including teachers. But does it actually work in practice?
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Marc Lee | Budget 2014 contains some new information about how the province intends to pay for all of the ponies B.C. children have been promised from LNG riches. Alas, there is not much there.
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Iglika Ivanova | Yesterday's 2014 B.C. budget contained very little news, as expected. B.C. has no forestry plan, no climate plan, no coherent infrastructure plan, no youth employment plan, no poverty reduction plan.
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Iglika Ivanova | The 2014 B.C. budget should prioritize measures to set the foundation of a more just and sustainable economy, where prosperity is shared by all. Here are seven initiatives that will get us there.
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Sources: BC Ministry of Finance, British Columbia Financial and Economic Review
Iglika Ivanova | Both main parties in this election campaign are accusing the other of being big spenders. But is too much of the public debate around this election focused on reducing the size of government?