The height limit for wood buildings in British Columbia is rising to 12 from six storeys in a move that Premier John Horgan expects to spur development using timber and give the province a headstart on other parts of the country.
Premier John Horgan says the appointment of a retired Supreme Court of Canada chief justice to investigate allegations of spending abuses at British Columbia's legislature ensures the probe will be thorough and won't conflict with an ongoing police investigation.
British Columbia's finance minister says the budget she tables on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, undertakes development of social, environmental and economic initiatives as other provinces across Canada implement cuts to programs and shifts to the right.
Money laundering in British Columbia has become a top issue for the federal and provincial governments with federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau vowing a "crack down" on Friday, February 8, 2019, while the province considers a public inquiry.
The British Columbia government says it will implement accountability reforms at the legislature following a call by three independent watchdogs for sweeping changes to restore public confidence amid allegations of inappropriate spending and a police investigation.
The New Democrats won a crucial provincial byelection in British Columbia on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, that allows Premier John Horgan's minority government to maintain its grip on power after facing a spirited campaign from the Opposition Liberals.
Premier John Horgan says a call to clean up the British Columbia legislature should not absolve the Opposition Liberals from explaining allegations of spending abuses by two top officials dating back to when the party was in power.