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Opportunity BC 2020: Tourism Sector

Authored by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

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Opportunity BC 2020: Creative Sector

Authored by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

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Co-operative Opportunities in British Columbia

Authored by Monica Marshal, Director, Strategy, Andrea Harris, Director, Community Leadership, Bill Corbett, Director, Elvy Del Bianco, Consultant
Vancity

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First Nations and Economic Prosperity in the Coming Decade

Authored by Perrin, Thoreau and Associates

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Where will the Workers Come From? British Columbia Labour Force Projections to 2030

Authored by Ken Peacock and Jock Finlayson, Business Council of British Columbia

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Population Aging: Economic and Social Dimensions

Authored by Roslyn Kunin & Associates, Inc. (RKA, Inc.)

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Achieving a Highly Skilled, High-Performace Workforce in British Columbia

Authored by Kerry Jothen, Chief Executive Officer, Human Capital Strategies

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15 by 15: A Comprehensive Policy Framework for Early Human Capital Investment in BC

Authored by Paul Kershaw, Ph.D., Lynell Anderson, CGA, Bill Warburton, Ph.D., Clyde Hertzman, M.D., M.Sc., FRCPC, FRSC
Human Early Learning Partnership
University of British Columbia

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Universities and the Knowledge Economy

Authored by David H. Turpin, President and Vice Chancellor, Eric Sager, Professor of History, Lyn Tait and Ludgard De Decker
University of Victoria

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Manufacturing BC - Outlook 2020

Authored by the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, British Columbia

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Innovation & Commercialization: Rising to the Challenge through a Business Acceleration Ecosystem

Authored by Dean Prelazzi, British Columbia Innovation Council

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Changing People Changing Places: Demographic and Economic Change in British Columbia

Authored by David Baxter, Andrew Ramlo and Erin Ramlo, Urban Futures

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The United States to 2020 and the Requirement for Canadian Initiative

Authored by Colin Robertson, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University

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Situating BC in the Global Economy

Authored by J. Baggs, Faculty of Business, D. Scoones, Department of Economics, and G. Voss, Department of Economics
University of Victoria

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The Rise of Asia: Opportunities and Challenges for British Columbia

Authored by Rosalie L. Tung, Ph.D., FRSC, Faculty of Business, Simon Fraser Univeristy

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British Columbia's Global Linkages: A Snapshot

Authored By: Jock Finlayson and Ken Peacock, Business Council of British Columbia

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BC's Advanced Technology Sector: Reaching for the Next Level

Authored by the BC Technology Industry Association

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Good and Getting Better: Air Quality in the Lower Mainland

Today, urban air quality in Canada is subject to regular monitoring as the human health impacts of exposure to various contaminants are better understood. The sources of air contaminants and the interactions among them clearly affect local air quality, as do factors such as geographic location (coastal versus interior), seasonality and weather conditions, and the extent of trans-boundary pollution. In both Canada and the United States, national and provincial/state regulations exist to manage air quality and set standards for emissions. In British Columbia, Metro Vancouver (formerly the Greater Vancouver Regional District) is in a unique position within Canada because it has delegated authority from the provincial government to regulate air quality in the Lower Mainland. Recently, Metro Vancouver released the long-awaited summary of its 2005 air emissions inventory. This issue of the Business Council’s Environment Bulletin reviews the results of the inventory, examines the projections developed by Metro Vancouver staff, and considers some implications for regional and provincial policy on air quality going forward.

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