Budget Highlights

Working for You

An economy that works for everyone starts with a budget that works for everyone. Find out how Budget 2018 helps you get ahead.

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Making Life More Affordable For People

We are making life more affordable for people by fully eliminating MSP premiums, reducing child care costs for families, taking action on housing affordability, making ferries more affordable, improving B.C.'s Fair PharmaCare program and reinstating free bus passes for people receiving disability assistance.

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Delivering The Services People Count On

Quality services make a difference in the lives of British Columbians. We are investing in our children with the addition of 3,700 teachers and improving seniors' care with $548 million to improve residential care. We're also investing in B.C. parks, enhancing supports for children and youth aging out of care, and investing $50 million to support Indigenous communities seeking to revitalize connections to their languages.

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Building A Strong, Sustainable Economy

We're building a strong economy across the province by making the largest capital investment in B.C. history. This will create jobs and deliver the infrastructure businesses and communities need to succeed. We are also increasing access to skills training and investing in B.C. farmers. We want B.C. to be a place where small businesses thrive, where workers are paid well, and people have the opportunity to reach their full potential.