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Standard and Poor’s affirms B.C.’s AAA-stable credit rating

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Standard and Poor’s has affirmed British Columbia’s AAA credit rating and stable outlook, praising the Province’s strong economy, budgetary and fiscal performance, Finance Minister Michael de Jong announced today. The agency’s report says B.C.’s AAA rating reflects the Province’s “very…


New Initiatives Take Flight in BCs Booming Aerospace Industry

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The hulking frame of an RJ85 “heavy” air-tanker in mid-production, and another parked on the tarmac provided the backdrop to a series of significant announcements in B.C.’s aerospace industry today, reflecting a sector that continues to grow and establish itself…


Balanced Budget 2016 – A Breakdown

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Promise made. Promise Kept. On February 16th, our government tabled its fourth consecutive balanced budget, defying the economic downturn that’s affecting governments nationwide. Here’s a breakdown of Budget 2016: Improving housing affordability: Budget 2016 introduces new measures to improve housing affordability. Newly built…

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Meet Michael de Jong

Michael de Jong grew up in Abbotsford, where he went to school, played hockey and started his law practice. He has served as Member of the Legislative Assembly representing Abbotsford for more than 20 years. He continues to serve as a senior member of the government cabinet.

Michael was named Minister of Finance and Government House Leader in September 2012. He was re-elected in 2009 as the MLA for the newly named constituency of Abbotsford West, an area he has represented since first being elected to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia in a 1994 by-election.

His experience in government cabinet is extensive; he previously served as Minister of Health, Attorney General, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, Minister of Labour and Citizens’ Services, and Minister of Forests.


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