Canada's British Columbia trims 2015-16 budget surplus projection

Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:22pm EDT
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VANCOUVER, Sept 15 (Reuters) - British Columbia projected a revised budget surplus of C$277 million ($208.82 million) in fiscal 2015-16, down C$7 million on its budget forecast, as the government expects the cost of fighting forest fires in the Western Canadian province to be higher than expected.

The surplus is projected at C$336 million in 2016-17 and C$388 million in 2017-18, both modestly down on its February budget forecast.

($1 = 1.3265 Canadian dollars) (Reporting by Nicole Mordant in Vancouver; Editing by Chris Reese)