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Dear Premier Horgan: Let's Build Site C

Having considered the evidence, including the BC Utilities Commission’s (BCUC) recent report, our reputational risk and the anticipated significant electricity demand as we accelerate into the digital age and low carbon economy, we offer our support for completing the project, for several reasons – some of which are also referenced in a recent submission from the BC Building Trades unions.

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Dear Prime Minister:

The TPP is more important than ever

A letter to Prime Minister Trudeau urging his government to conclude the negotiations on the TPP and implement the agreement as quickly as possible.

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Presentation: The best of times?

Check out Jock Finlayson's latest presentation on the BC economy in the context of global economic trends.

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PRESENTATION: BCBC Testimony on the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act

BCBC presentation to the Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on Transportation, Infrastructure and Communities on Bill C-48 - Oil Tanker Moratorium Act

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SUBMISSION in advance of the 2018 Provincial Budget

The Business Council's submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services in advance of the 2018 Provincial Budget

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SUBMISSION: Environmental and Regulatory Reviews Discussion Paper

The Business Council's comments on the Government of Canada's June 2017 Environmental and Regulatory Reviews Discussion Paper .

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SUBMISSION: Canadian Environmental Protection Act Review

BCBC summary comments on the House of Commons Standing Committee Report

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SUBMISSION: Technical Paper on the Federal Carbon Pricing Backstop

The Business Council's summary comments on the Government of Canada's Technical Paper on a Carbon Pricing Backstop

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GUEST SPEAKER: Jeffrey Simpson's Keynote at the Fifth Annual Chair's Dinner

On June 7, 2017, Canadian thought leader and former Globe and Mail national affairs columnist, Jeffrey Simpson, provided the keynote address at our Fifth Annual Chair's Dinner.  In his remarks, Mr. Simpson shared his views of Canada at 150 and provided his unique insight into British Columbia's position in the Canadian federation, our nation's partnerships with the United States, and new challenges and opportunities in a complex world He has generously agreed to share his speech below.

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SUBMISSION: Expert Panel Review of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Process

The Business Council's summary comments on the Expert Panel's recent report and review of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and process.

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SUBMISSION: Clean Fuel Standard Discussion Paper

The Business Council's comments on Environment and Climate Change Canada's Clean Fuel Standard Discussion Paper

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Slideshare: Turbulent Times: Our economic prospects in an uncertain world

In his April 6, 2017 presentation to the Annual Council of Forest Industries Conference, BCBC Chief Policy Officer Jock Finlayson described the state of the global, American and Canadian economies and their potential impact on BC's forest sector.

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Slideshare: BC Economy Still Healthy...But Growth Will Downshift in 2017

This slideshare presentation walks through the lastest BCBC BC Economic Review and Outlook Report.

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SUBMISSION: Expert Panel Review of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and Process

The Business Council of British Columbia's submission to the Expert Panel reviewing the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and Process.

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PRESENTATION: Canadian Environmental Assessment Act & Review Process

Presentation to the Expert Panel reviewing the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and Process by Denise Mullen, Director, Environment and Sustainability.

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SUBMISSION in advance of the 2017 Provincial Budget

The Business Council's submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services in advance of the 2017 Provincial Budget

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SUBMISSION to the Commission on Tax Competitiveness

The Business Council of British Columbia's submission to the B.C. Commission on Tax Competitiveness

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Letter to the Honourable Catherine McKenna re Pacific Northwest LNG

On September 22, 2016, Greg D'Avignon, President and CEO of the Business Council wrote to the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, regarding the Pacific Northwest LNG project.

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PRESENTATION: Aboriginal Economic Development & Prosperity Forum

Our Economic Prospects in a Slow-Growth World as presented by Jock Finlayson and Ken Peacock at the Aboriginal Economic Development and Prosperity Forum. 

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SUBMISSON: BCBC Input to the Federal Government's 2016 Immigration Consultation Process

The Business Council's input to the Federal Government's 2016 Immigration Consultation Process made via the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website.

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