Balanced Budget 2007

Building a Housing Legacy

Balanced Budget 2007 delivers a comprehensive range of new supports, including a $250 million Housing Endowment Fund, to help address the housing challenges created by a strong economy.

New supports for the homeless. More options for seniors and those with special needs. Expanded rental assistance. Lower income taxes. Improved benefits for first-time homebuyers.

Balanced Budget 2007 takes a major step towards ensuring every British Columbian has access to a safe, appropriate and affordable place to call home.


Finance Minister Carole Taylor

Minister Carole Taylor answering questions from members of the media at the budget lockup, February 20, 2007.

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Video Presentation

Minister Carole Taylor talks to the news media and stakeholders at the budget lockup, February 20, 2007.

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Budget Highlights

Reader-friendly, plain-language overview of Balanced Budget 2007.


Slide Presentation

The Finance Minister’s Balanced Budget 2007 slide presentation to the news media and stakeholders.

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News Release and Backgrounder

Budget News Release: the budget overview distributed to news media.


Budget Backgrounder: additional budget details to accompany the news release.


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Budget and Fiscal Plan: the main budget document; it lays out the Province’s three-year fiscal plan, including economic outlook, revenues, spending, tax measures, and forecasting risks and assumptions. HTML | PDF
Budget Speech: the Finance Minister's address to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. HTML | PDF
Government Strategic Plan: sets out an overarching vision, goals and priority actions for the Province of British Columbia for the next 10 years. HTML | PDF
Ministry and Crown Agency Service Plans: provides an overview of every ministry and Crown agency, including how they intend to achieve their service goals and how they support the direction laid out in the Government Strategic Plan. Listing of
Ministry and
Crown Agency
Service Plans
Estimates: the detailed breakdown of proposed spending by ministry and government agency that must be debated and approved by the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. PDF
Supplement to the Estimates: provides additional information on proposed spending organized into major categories such as salaries, grants, capital, travel, and operations.   PDF