Provincial Politics

BC finance minister Mike de Jong & Nanaimo NDP MLA Leonard Krog have very different views on the budget.
BC finance minister Mike de Jong & Nanaimo NDP MLA Leonard Krog have very different views on the budget. The Canadian Press/Leonard Krog

Nanaimo MLA and Finance Minister spar over budget

By Ian Holmes
February 22, 2017 - 2:52pm Updated: February 22, 2017 - 4:30pm

NANAIMO —B.C.'s finance minister is challenging a comment from Nanaimo NDP MLA Leonard Krog, who argued that the newly announced B.C. budget doesn't help level the playing field between high and low-income earners.

Broad tax breaks, targeted spending increases in B.C. pre-election budget

By The Canadian Press
February 21, 2017 - 2:27pm Updated: February 21, 2017 - 5:43pm

VICTORIA — British Columbia's government is staking its re-election on a nearly $1 billion cut in medical service premiums, a small business tax reduction and carefully targeted spending increases on education, health and child welfare in a 2017-18 budget that projects a fifth consecutive surplus

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