"[Trump] will reduce taxes, will change regulatory regimes and invest in infrastructure and all that will make USA companies more productive and competitive and make it harder for us to compete with the U.S".
It will be phased in with the rate being cut to 3.5 per cent from seven per cent effective this fall, and fully exempt from PST by April 2019. Phasing out the PST on power will cost the province $164 million in foregone revenue.
"Our objective over time is to completely eliminate MSP as an expense for British Columbians ... the timings and structure of that next step will depend on the province's fiscal capacity in the future". Starting in 2018, it will be cut in half.
"There's additional funding for the programs people rely upon and nearly $1 billion left in the pockets of British Columbians to let them make the choices that are important to them".
"Our balance sheet is the envy of the nation and our economic performance is the envy of the nation", said de Jong.
"A significant number of British Columbians remain very, very troubled by the fact that we have this charge, this MSP premium, that doesn't exist elsewhere in the country", de Jong said.
The planned 50-per-cent cut affects households with an annual net income of up to $120,000.
The reductions won't take place until January 2018.
And people who do qualify for the cut must register with the government to get it.
"In a few short months, British Columbians will convene an electoral shareholders' meeting to consider not just the merits of this budget, but the progress we have made as a province", he said in his speech to the legislature. We can choose to invest in building schools, hospitals and highways at record level.
The government attributed the weaker-than-expected performance to higher spending on one-off emergency management preparedness measures such as flood control, forest rehabilitation to prevent fires and infrastructure investments.
The increased spending over the course of the three-year fiscal plan include $320 million to cover the costs of ongoing negotiations with the teachers' union after the province lost the Supreme Court decision on class size related to special-needs children.
So how might the 2017 pre-election budget compare to its 2013 counterpart, and what will voters see? The budget also includes $2.6 billion in capital spending for colleges over three years.
Clark added there were 70,000 jobs created in the province past year.
"We are proud of the fact that B.C. has led Canada".
The government says a recommendation to expand a program that provides early intervention services for families facing child-protection concerns is among those in line for funding, ear marking $6 million in the budget for legal-aid service pilot projects.
"This prudence acknowledges the downside risks to B.C. economic outlook, which include the potential slowdown in North American economic activity, uncertainty associated with USA fiscal and trade policy, ongoing fragility in Europe, and slower than anticipated Asian demand, particularly in China". Total provincial debt is predicted to rise to $77.7 billion by 2020, up from $66.7 billion in 2016-17.
With Budget 2017 we intend to move to eliminate Medical Services Plan premiums.
For the tech sector, the 2017-18 budget includes $40 million to extend broadband in rural areas, and $87 million for an "enhanced technology strategy", details of which are to be announced at the BC Tech Summit in March.
Clark's government has promised to eventually eliminate the medical premium, a fee that no other government in Canada imposes and which brings in $2.4 billion to the B.C. government every year.
$11 million for the BC Centre for Substance Abuse.
It is likely that government lawyers will appeal this decision, and apply for urgent access to the Constitutional Court to do so. The opposition Democratic Alliance party, which filed the suit, said the ruling was a "victory for the rule of law".
The UFC could use St-Pierre, with McGregor awaiting the birth of his child and Ronda Rousey's future up in the air. GSP vacated his title at UFC 167 to take time away from the sport but voiced his desire to return previous year .
It has more than 20,000 locations globally, and Popeyes would give it about another 2,600. "That's where you see the savings". People are excited - really excited - about Durham's first Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen fast-food restaurant.
Terry Francona of the Cleveland Indians said he was "OK" with trying to cut out some of the unnecessary time to games. The sport of baseball is flawless in everyway and changing the intentional walk rule is the wrong decision.
The two officers were transported to UCI Medical Center while the suspect was taken to LA County-USC Medical Center, Marrujo said. The officers, who had not yet been identified, approached the suspected gunman's auto completely unaware that it was stolen.
So China is finally standing arm-in-arm with the United States and global community to actually do something about North Korea. Terminal High Altitude Area Defence ( THAAD ) system, which Seoul and Washington say is needed to defend against North Korea.
He was sentenced to 24 days in Maricopa County Jail, 96 days of house arrest, a $5,000 fine, and 30 hours of community service. At one point the cop has to actually hold Floyd's hands onto the wheel because the football player is copying his mannerisms.
Based on a recent bid, the stock is trading -77.77% away from it's 52- week high and 16800.00% away from its 52 week low. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link .
The Canadian's milestone is not only testament to Crosby's brilliance but also something equally as important: longevity. Brendan Perlini and Jordan Martinook scored two goals apiece as Arizona stopped Los Angeles.
Two planes clipped wings while taxiing at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, delaying passengers but causing no injuries. A PHX spokesperson told ATW that the two aircraft "clipped wing tips on a taxiway" at around 8 p.m. local time February 16.
The comment section in YouTube could not stop gushing about how much Robert Irwin reminded them of his father Steve Irwin . His family, including daughter Bindi, has continued to advocate for wildlife conservation.
The offensive to dislodge Islamic State from Mosul, its last major city stronghold in Iraq, started in October. Leaflets warning residents of an imminent offensive were earlier dropped over the west of the city.
As EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt will bring a rational, constitutional, and federalist perspective to environmental stewardship. President Trump campaigned on promises to loosen regulations on energy production and vowed to roll back the Clean Power Plan.
Parents and other adults who help children enter the US illegally could now be subject to deportation or criminal prosecution. The White House has blessed the memos after lawyers reviewed the documents over the weekend.
The Sauber C36-Ferrari features a curved front wing and lower rear wing in the most notable changes, while both are also wider. The Swiss team released pictures of the blue, white and gold colored and Ferrari-powered C36 on its official website.
Both Los Angeles and Paris have hosted an Olympic Games twice before: Los Angeles in 1932 and 1984, and Paris in 1900 and 1924. As the necessary unity in Budapest has been lost, the bid of Budapest lost all of its chances, the government said.
The new biggest feature for the consumer is "Find My AirPods", which is created to help AirPods owners locate a lost headset. SiriKit has been available on iOS smart devices since the release of iOS 10. - HomeKit supports programmable light switches.
Shaw created the show and served as an executive producer/writer; Thomason also served as an executive producer/writer. Two feature films based on King's books are scheduled to be released in 2017, The Dark Towerand IT.
The import and export of major weapons is at its highest global level since the end of the Cold War, a new report has claimed. It was followed by Saudi Arabia, which saw a huge increase compared to the previous five years.
He added that he was not stating Trump was a dictator, but he added that we should make our own decision by learning from history. Just how much McCain may be able to move that needle, or get such an investigation started by himself, remains to be seen.
His wife, Princess Cristina, the sister of King Felipe VI, was found not guilty of being an accessory to tax fraud. On Friday, reporters waited outside their house in Geneva, hoping in vain to get a glimpse of the couple.
US Department of State, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Linda Thomas-Greenfield is ecpected to be at the event. The European Union, which had cut support amid tensions with Jammeh, recently announced an $80m package of assistance.