1. B.C. budget sets aside nearly $6 billion for COVID support, forecasts $8.1-billion deficit  Global News
  2. B.C. budget projects billion dollar deficits in each of the next 3 years as part of COVID-19 recovery plan  CBC.ca
  3. No rental subsidy, but rent freeze continues in B.C.: Budget 2021  CTV News Vancouver
  4. B.C. budget expands $10-a-day childcare, boosts pay for early childhood educators  Global News
  5. B.C. earmarks $800 million in 2021 budget to help businesses recover from pandemic  CBC.ca
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The stronger economic footing is based on higher-than-expected revenues, including tax revenue as a result of strong housing and retail sales, and moderately lower spending.The stronger economic footing is based on higher-than-expected revenues, including tax revenue as a result of strong housing and retail sales, and moderately lower spending.

B.C. budget sets aside nearly $6 billion for COVID support, forecasts $8.1-billion deficit | Globalnews.ca

The B.C. government is projecting a $9.7 billion deficit in this year's $69 billion budget — and additional deficits in the next two years — as the province recovers from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The B.C. government is projecting a $9.7 billion deficit in this year's $69 billion budget — and additional deficits in the next two years — as the province recovers from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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While the housing market has more than recovered since its initial pandemic dip, renters are still waiting for the subsidy B.C.’s NDP government promised during the election. While the housing market has more than recovered since its initial pandemic dip, renters are still waiting for the subsidy B.C.’s NDP government promised during the election.

No rental subsidy, but rent freeze continues in B.C.: Budget 2021 | CTV News

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Unemployment figures cited in financial blueprint hint at more trouble ahead.Unemployment figures cited in financial blueprint hint at more trouble ahead.

Opinion: B.C.’s safety-first budget strewn with dangerous details - Vancouver Is Awesome

Pandemic-year deficit $5 billion lower than forecastPandemic-year deficit $5 billion lower than forecast

B.C. deficit to grow by $19 billion for COVID-19 recovery spending – Nanaimo News Bulletin

B.C.'s 2021 budget includes a projected deficit of $8.1 billion for the 2020/21 fiscal year, with another record expected in the next.B.C.'s 2021 budget includes a projected deficit of $8.1 billion for the 2020/21 fiscal year, with another record expected in the next.

B.C. projects record deficit as budget builds on pandemic promises for recovery

The provincial budget promised more money for health care and for seniors, after COVID-19 overburdened the health care system and deaths significantly impacted long-term care homes.

B.C. Budget 2021: New cash for health care and seniors during pandemic | Vancouver Sun

B.C. Budget 2021: New cash for health care and seniors during pandemic

B.C. Budget 2021: New cash for health care and seniors, after devastating pandemic year | Vancouver Sun

The 2021 budget includes $3.25 billion in COVID-19 contingency funding -- $1.1 billion of which has been left available for unanticipated spending needs in the year to come.The 2021 budget includes $3.25 billion in COVID-19 contingency funding -- $1.1 billion of which has been left available for unanticipated spending needs in the year to come.

B.C. budget earmarks $120M to help tourism sector recover | Globalnews.ca

Opinion: Premier Horgan is getting more money — read staff — to provide policy advice

Vaughn Palmer: B.C. debt soaring, ditto the size of the public service | Vancouver Sun

Vaughn Palmer: B.C. debt soaring, ditto the size of the public service

Vaughn Palmer: B.C. debt soaring, ditto the size of the public service | Vancouver Sun

The NDP government's 2021 budget sees childcare spending climb by $233 million over three years, to a total of $2.3 billion by 2023-2024.The NDP government's 2021 budget sees childcare spending climb by $233 million over three years, to a total of $2.3 billion by 2023-2024.

B.C. budget expands $10-a-day childcare, boosts pay for early childhood educators | Globalnews.ca

The province’s latest budget builds on existing pandemic supports for businesses as B.C. battles a third wave of COVID-19.The province’s latest budget builds on existing pandemic supports for businesses as B.C. battles a third wave of COVID-19.

B.C. budget extends business support programs - BC News - Castanet.net

B.C.'s 2021 budget spent big, is racking up an extraordinary debt, but offered little in new aid to struggling businesses.B.C.'s 2021 budget spent big, is racking up an extraordinary debt, but offered little in new aid to struggling businesses.

B.C. Budget 2021: Big spending, big debt, but little new aid for businesses

Opinion: Budget 2021 expands services British Columbians rely on with $4B in new investments over next 3 years to strengthen health, mental-health supports.

Selina Robinson: Health and hope, strength and resilience | Vancouver Sun

Selina Robinson: Health and hope, strength and resilience

Selina Robinson: Health and hope, strength and resilience | Vancouver Sun

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Transportation funding is split up into $6 billion of provincial money and $1.6 billion through partnershipsTransportation funding is split up into $6 billion of provincial money and $1.6 billion through partnerships

B.C. pledges $7.6B in transportation cash over 3 years; no specifics for Massey Tunnel – Chilliwack Progress

Uncertainty continues to cloud British Columbia’s three-year economic and labour market outlook.Real GDP won’t return to pre-pandemic levels until 2022, according to the Ministry of Finance

B.C. forecasts smaller deficits, slow recovery over next three years - Economy, Law & Politics | Business in Vancouver

Uncertainty continues to cloud British Columbia’s three-year economic and labour market outlook.Real GDP won’t return to pre-pandemic levels until 2022, according to the Ministry of Finance

B.C. forecasts smaller deficits, slow recovery over next three years - Economy, Law & Politics | Business in Vancouver

Province seeks to address affordability woes in latest budget, but ignores demand-side pressures accelerating the hot housing market.

B.C. Budget 2021: Affordable housing, income assistance promised | Vancouver Sun

B.C. Budget 2021: Affordable housing, income assistance promised

B.C. Budget 2021: Support for affordable housing and income assistance promised, but nothing to cool hot market | Vancouver Sun

The BC government's first pandemic budget attempts to strike a balance between measures to combat COVID-19 and future economic growth.The BC government's first pandemic budget attempts to strike a balance between measures to combat COVID-19 and future economic growth.

Here’s a breakdown of what the province’s 2021 budget means for British Columbians

Health-care spending is climbing by $2.6 billion over the next three years, according to documents released Tuesday, then up to $25.4 billion by 2023-2024.Health-care spending is climbing by $2.6 billion over the next three years, according to documents released Tuesday, then up to $25.4 billion by 2023-2024.

$500M for mental health and opioid crisis, as B.C. budget boosts health spending by $2.6B | Globalnews.ca

BC's 2021 budget sets out a path for the province's economic recovery from COVID-19, including new support for businesses and the province's cleantech sector.BC's 2021 budget sets out a path for the province's economic recovery from COVID-19, including new support for businesses and the province's cleantech sector.

BC 2021 budget includes funding for businesses, cleantech sector to support pandemic recovery | BetaKit

The number of parents in B.C. who benefit from the province's $10-a-day child care program set to more than double.

B.C. Budget 2021: Child care big focus of latest B.C. budget | Vancouver Sun

B.C. Budget 2021: Child care big focus of latest B.C. budget

B.C. Budget 2021: Child care big focus of latest B.C. budget | Vancouver Sun

Tourism promised $100 million boost when travel resumesTourism promised $100 million boost when travel resumes

B.C. restaurants to get COVID-19 ‘circuit breaker’ grant extension – Salmon Arm Observer

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government plans to spend $8.7 billion over three years on infrastructure as well as on supports for families and businesses to help build the economic recovery from . . .VICTORIA — The British Columbia government plans to spend $8.7 billion over three years on infrastructure as well as on supports for families and businesses to help build the economic recovery from . . .

B.C. plans a $9.7-billion deficit to build COVID recovery: minister | Prince George Citizen

Of it, $152 million will be used to address the opioid crisis and see the creation of 195 new substance use treatment bedsOf it, $152 million will be used to address the opioid crisis and see the creation of 195 new substance use treatment beds

B.C. announces historic half-billion-dollar funding for overdose crisis, mental health – Surrey Now-Leader

The B.C. government will go deep into the red again this year as it ramps up spending on health, seniors and businesses to help people survive the COVID-19 pandemic while laying the groundwork for . . .The B.C. government will go deep into the red again this year as it ramps up spending on health, seniors and businesses to help people survive the COVID-19 pandemic while laying the groundwork for . . .

B.C. budget: $9.7-billion deficit as province builds COVID-19 recovery | Times Colonist

Finance Minister Selina Robinson will read her first budget speech around 2 p.m. PT.Finance Minister Selina Robinson will read her first budget speech around 2 p.m. PT.

B.C. budget to focus on COVID-19 support while tabling massive deficit | Globalnews.ca

Finance Minister Selina Robinson will read her first budget speech around 2 p.m. PT.

B.C. budget to focus on COVID-19 support while tabling massive deficit | Globalnews.ca

VANCOUVER — The British Columbia government released its budget Tuesday promising to spend billions on pandemic economic recovery.VANCOUVER — The British Columbia government released its budget Tuesday promising to spend billions on pandemic economic recovery.

What people are saying about the B.C. budget - New West Record

Child care and education get boost as government says COVID-19 has meant ‘extraordinary’ spending.Child care and education get boost as government says COVID-19 has meant ‘extraordinary’ spending.

BC’s Pandemic Budget Increases Spending and Forecasts Big Deficits | The Tyee

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The British Columbia government plans to spend $8.7 billion over three years on infrastructure as well as on supports for families and businesses to help build the economic recovery from COVID-19.

B.C. plans a $9.7-billion deficit to build COVID recovery: minister - BNN Bloomberg