The provincial government has a surplus of $2.7 billion. The NDP government released the audited 2016-17 Public Accounts Tuesday.
The numbers outline B.C.’s financial picture up to the end of March of this year. The government says the province’s debt is going up by $591 million.
The government is expecting continued and stable economic growth with early data showing B.C.’s real GDP grew by about 3.7% last year.