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Globe and Mail: B.C. Finance Minister Carole James upbeat on province’s budget

[Excerpt] Economist Jock Finlayson of the Business Council of B.C. said the Finance Minister is keeping appropriate levels of prudence in this budget. But he is hoping she will reconsider plans that call for smaller revenue cushions in the coming years.

"The real question is around the following two years – and the extent to which the provincial economy experiences slower growth," he said.

The Finance Ministry expects the economy to grow by roughly 2 per cent in each of the following years, a forecast Mr. Finlayson described as conservative.

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