With COVID-19 cases on the rise, B.C. unveils $2-billion economic recovery plan

With COVID-19 cases on the rise, B.C. unveils $2-billion economic recovery plan
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Premier John Horgan and Minister of Finance Carole James announce B.C.’s Economic Recovery Plan during a press conference at Phillips Brewery in Victoria, on Sept. 17, 2020.

CHAD HIPOLITO/The Canadian Press

British Columbia will invest more than $2-billion in an economic recovery plan that aims to avert additional job losses owing to the pandemic, B.C. Premier John Horgan announced Thursday.

The plan, unveiled with the catchphrase “Stronger B.C. for Everyone,” was delivered amid fevered speculation that Mr. Horgan is preparing for a snap election this fall. The stimulus package includes $1.5-billion in spending, as well as an additional $660-million in tax relief for business.

Mr. Horgan, who has led a minority government in B.C. for more than three years, has stoked…



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