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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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De Jong walks the healthy living talk with cross-India trek for diabetes

November 15, 2012

Finance Minister Mike de Jong will spend five days next month walking across northwestern India, an effort he said is meant to raise awareness for diabetes and other chronic diseases that disproportionately affect members of the South Asian community. Vancouver Sun – News / Vancouver

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Liberals convene this weekend

October 26, 2012
Liberals convene this weekend

BC Liberals are gathered in Whistler this weekend taking part in the party’s annual convention. Finance Minister Mike de Jong acknowledges the New Democrats may have a significant lead in the polls but that’s not putting a damper on the party rolling up its sleeves, “The folks here understand that at the end of the [...]

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