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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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SPEAKING NOTES: Trans Mountain Ministerial Panel Review Economic Roundtable

Greg D'Avignon's presentation to the Trans Mountain Ministerial Review Economic Roundtable on August 16, 2016

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BCBC Submission on Climate Leadership Team October 2015 Recommendations

Business Council of British Columbia's submission on the Province of British Columbia's Climate Leadership Team October 2015 Recommendations

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Post-Budget Economic Overview

Jock Finlayson presents a look at the global, national and BC economies in the context of the March 22nd federal budget.

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Priorities for the 2016 Federal Budget

Business Council priorities for the 2016 Federal Budget.

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Jock Finlayson Presentation Peering Through the Gloom: The Longer-Term Outlook for Commodities Presented at the BC Natural Resources Forum, Prince George, January 20, 2016

On January 20, 2016, Jock Finlayson participated in the Invested in Resources - Finances panel moderated by the Honourable Shirley Bond, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training at the BC Natural Resource Forum in Prince George. Jock's presentation provides an overview of the current global economic climate and describes how British Columbia is well positioned to benefit from growth in global demand for many natural resource-based products over the next 25 years. Key to this will be government policy that focuses on creating a competitive operating environment to attract investment in resource extraction and upgrading --as well as in related infrastructure development.

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Submission: BCBC Pre-Budget Submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance (Budget 2016)

Business Council of British Columbia has shared its views on the economy and some initial recommendations on Budget 2016 with the Standing Legislative Committee on Finance and Government Services (the Committee). The Council encourages the Committee to take note of the current uncertain global economy and to recognize the need to bolster the province’s competitiveness – particularly in the traded industry clusters that are central to BC’s prosperity.

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Submission: Climate Leadership Plan Discussion Paper

The Business Council's response to the Province of BC's July 2015 Discussion Paper - Climate Leadership Plan.

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Letter to the Honourable Ed Fast regarding Canada's Participation in the TPP

On July 28, 2015, Greg D'Avignon, President and CEO of the Business Council wrote to the Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade regarding Canada's participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership multi-national trade agreement.

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Jock Finlayson Presentation
Does Canada have an Economic and Environmental Carbon Bubble?
Presented to the Eco-Pragmatism Summit, Vancouver, June 15, 2015

On June 15, 2015, Jock Finlayson participated in a panel debate with Jeff Rubin focused on energy and the economy.  Jock's presentation included a review of the top global oil producers, Canada's place as an energy exporter and  global energy consumption trends. He also looks at energy transitions and some implications of lower fossil fuel prices.

 

 

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Presentation:
Jock Finlayson presentation to MacKay CEO Breakfast
Macroeconomic Musings in a Slow-Growth World

On May 27, 2015, BCBC Executive VP and Chief Policy Officer Jock Finlayson gave an economic update to a group of CEOs and Top Executives at a MacKay CEO Forums Breakfast Event.

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Presentation:
Ken Peacock presentation to Construction Council of Vancouver Island
Building BC for the 21st Century

On May 13, 2015, BCBC Chief Economist Ken Peacock presented to the Construction Council of Vancouver Island's first annual Capital Project Forum in Nanaimo. In his presentation, Ken makes the case for increased infrastructure investment due to its strong economic impact and the role infrastructure plays in enabling access to foreign markets and improving quality of life. With the current climate of low interest rates, now is an opportune time to borrow capital in order to finance essential infrastructure projects. The presentation also looks at a variety of financing options from both the private and public sector, and notes the need for a long term infrastructure development strategy to ensure we keep pace with the global economy and our shifting demographics here at home.

This presentation is based on the Business Council's November 2014 whitepaper on infrastructure policy and financing, Building BC for the 21st Century, authored by Ken Peacock and Jock Finlayson.

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