A Health Perspective on B.C.'s Budget

Carol JamesHealthcare is, by a long shot, the most expensive sector for the B.C. government. The budget forecasts that in 2018-2019 it will total $35 billion, which represents 64 per cent of the overall provincial budget.

This figure includes the Ministry of Health ($19.5 billion), Mental Health and Addictions ($10 million) and the health authorities and hospital societies ($15.4 billion).

Read the Vancouver Sun's and the Times Colonist's op-ed articles, co-written by the School of Public Administration's Director, Dr. Astrid Brousselle and fellow Faculty of Human and Social Development colleagues.