Protecting Vital Services, Building for the Future
September Budget Update 2009 protects vital services and positions British Columbia for renewed economic growth. Government is taking steps to protect the critical public services British Columbians rely on, to promote new investment and economic growth and move forward with long-term initiatives that will improve the quality of life throughout B.C.
Over the next three years, the Province will invest nearly $14 billion to build roads, schools, health care facilities and other needed infrastructure in communities throughout British Columbia, creating jobs, supporting families and generating new economic activity.
Finance Minister Colin Hansen
Minister Colin Hansen answering questions from members of the media at the budget lockup, September 1, 2009.
High Resolution Photographs >>
Minister Colin Hansen talks to the news media and stakeholders at the budget lockup, September 1, 2009.
Media Presentation >>
Reader-friendly, plain-language overview of September Budget Update 2009.
The Finance Minister’s slide presentation to the news media and stakeholders.
Flash Slide Presentation >>
The Finance Minister’s address to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia.
Webcast of Minister Colin Hansen’s Budget Speech to the Legislative Assembly.
|Budget News Release: the budget overview distributed to news media.|
|Budget Backgrounders: additional budget details to accompany the news release.|
|• Harmonized Sales Tax (B.C. HST)|
|• Proposed Non–Tax Items In Budget Measures Act|
|• Fiscal Plan 2009/10 – 2011/12|
|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.|
|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.|
|Supplement to the Estimates: provides additional information on proposed spending organized into major categories such as salaries, grants, capital, travel, and operations.|
|Ministry Service Plans: provides an overview of every ministry, including how they intend to achieve their service goals and how they support the direction laid out in the Government Strategic Plan.||Listing of
|Crown Agency Service Plans: provides an overview of every 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
|Government Strategic Plan: sets out an overarching vision, goals and priority actions for the Province of British Columbia for the next 10 years.|