16 Carole James
FINANCE MINISTER OF B.C. PREVIOUSLY #, ´ With her first budget in February, James pulled o the impressive feat of both delivering many NDP promises while still balancing the province’s books. Things get trickier next year, with tax revenues from B.C.’S booming real estate and construction industries expected to decline. While James remains one of Premier Horgan’s top performers, she has faced the brunt of the backlash to a proposed new tax on real estate speculation—one of many things that clouds the province’s economic future.