Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Winners and Losers in Tuesday's B.C. Budget

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Winners and Losers in Tuesday's B.C. Budget

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Winners and losers in Tuesday's B.C. budget

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VICTORIA - The British Columbia Liberal government tabled its budget Tuesday. Here is are a look at some of the winners and losers:

Winners -- Starting Jan. 1, 2017, all children will be exempted from medical-service-plan premiums. Low income families, individuals and seniors will also benefit from lower premiums for those earning up to $51,000.

Winners -- Those who buy newly-constructed houses and condominiums priced up to $750,000 are exempt from the property transfer tax.

Winners -- Monthly disability income assistance rates go up by $77 per month, but that replaces monthly transportation subsidy for the one-third of those on disability who get the benefit.

Winners -- Public-sector employees benefit from the improved economy by getting a dividend on wages of as much as $1,298 or .45 per cent that had been written into their last contract. …

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