Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Victoria Viewpoints: Wednesday, February 22, 2017


Our compilation of some of the stories of note from the day, reviewing the political developments from the Provincial scene.

The Budget (Day After edition)

B.C. Premier Christy Clark backs away from 'outdated' health-care premiums
Province working out details of how you can apply for MSP cut
B.C. budget eases interest on student loans, while debt continues to soar
No gas tax increase puts Victoria transit plans on hold
Christy Clark tells board of trade an MSP cut was best way to dole out surplus
B.C. Lowers interest rate on student loans
Coming to a TV set near you - even more budget hype
$50 billon B.C. budget trims medical premiums boosts education
Businesses cheer PST break on electricity, cut to corporate tax
Christy Clark defends Liberals' budget
School funds added as BCTF talks continue
B.C's debt load puts 'AAA' rating at risk

Time is ticking for a softwood lumber deal
CBSA enforcement actions in B.C. hold steady despite sanctuary city gains across Metro Vancouver
Vancouver mayor asks Christian event to drop contentious pastor
B.C.'s chief doctor says Canada needs better addiction treatment system
Doctors and pharmacies still doling out opioids to addicted patients, study finds

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