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Slower economic growth predicted

January 17, 2013
Slower economic growth predicted

The provincial economy may not grow as quickly as expected over the next couple of years. The Independent Economic Forecast Council is trimming its predicted growth rates for BC by one tenth of a point for the next two years. It now says the economy will grow by 2.1 per-cent this year, and 2.5 per-cent [...]

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BC NDP weigh in on Economic Forecast Council advice

November 17, 2012
BC NDP weigh in on Economic Forecast Council advice

The BC NDP’s Finance Critic says he heard the message loud and clear from the members of the Economic Forecast Council Bruce Ralston says most on the council agreed with the NDP’s position on improving skills training. Ralston says he also took note over their advice when it comes to balancing the provincial books, “and [...]

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Don Cayo: Economists take a wait-and-see attitude to B.C.’s forecast

November 17, 2012

Thomas Carlyle famously dubbed economics the dismal science, but watching a dozen economists dole out budget-making advice to Finance Minister Mike de Jong on Friday I noticed that not only was the exercise not entirely dismal, it was also not really science. It seems to have at least as much in common with fortune-telling The [...]

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Don Cayo: Economists take a wait-and-see attitude to B.C.’s forecast

November 17, 2012

Thomas Carlyle famously dubbed economics the dismal science, but watching a dozen economists dole out budget-making advice to Finance Minister Mike de Jong on Friday I noticed that not only was the exercise not entirely dismal, it was also not really science. It seems to have at least as much in common with fortune-telling The [...]

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BC Finance Minister sees reason for optimism

November 17, 2012

BC’s FInance Minister came out of an economic forecast council meeting feeling somewhat hopeful. Mike de Jong says the economists and big bank representatives sounded a note of cautious optimism on the BC and Canadian economy.  He says they also expressed optimism about our neighbours to the south. “Something that may have surprised me a [...]

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