News Releases and Coverage

B.C. Budget 2020: record capital spending (New SPH)

St. Paul's Hospital design (Photo credit: REMI Network)

In the 2020 budget, the B.C. government made new capital commitments totalling  $22.9 billion over three years – the province’s highest level of spending in history.

“From new roads, hospitals, housing, schools and child care centres to better, more affordable services in every community, we’re seeing fundamental changes that are making life better for British Columbians,” said Carole James, Minister of Finance.

Capital investments over the three-year fiscal plan period include:

  • Health: $6.4 billion to support new construction projects and upgrading of health facilities, medical and diagnostic equipment, and information management systems. Major projects include redevelopment of the Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, new patient care towers at the Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops and the Penticton Regional Hospital, replacing Mills Memorial Hospital in Terrace and building a new St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver (photo above).

Read the full story on REMI Network.

Give us your comments and story ideas