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Presentation: Greg D'Avignon presentation to Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Event: Imagining Canada's Future

Business Council president and ceo Greg D'Avignon joined with four other panelists to discuss the six future challenge areas identified through Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council's Imagining Canada’s Future initiative at The University of British Columbia on Tuesday, February 25, 2014.

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Presentation: Greg D'Avignon Keynote Presentation to the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce

The world has become more competitive since 2008-09 and BC is competing with countries all around the world to attract investment capital. Mr. D’Avignon gave an overview of BC’s economic reality and discussed why we need to start working more collaboratively, more effectively, and more competitively if we’re going to maintain the kind of lifestyle we want. - See more at: http://www.nvchamber.ca/events/Past_Event_Recap/keynote-breakfast-with-greg-davignon-bc-business-council-president-ceo#sthash.KmdOtLo7.dpuf

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Presentation: KPMG 2014 Federal Budget Presentation by Jock Finlayson

Jock Finlayson's annual post-Federal Budget presentation to KPMG and their clients.

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Speaking Notes on the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)

Speaking notes for Jock Finlayson's appearance before the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade on the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

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Submission: Site C Clean Energy Project

The Business Council's comments to the Joint Review Panel on the Site C Clean Energy Project

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Submission: Water Sustainability Act for British Columbia Legislative Proposal

The Business Council's comments on the Ministry of Environment’s Water Sustainability Act for British Columbia: Legislative Proposal.

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Submission: Business Council Pre-Budget Submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance, Province of BC

The Business Council of British Columbia is pleased to provide this submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services, outlining our views and advice on the 2014 provincial budget to be presented next February.

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Submission: Letter to Honourable James Moore re Telecommunications Policy

Correspondence sent on behalf of the Business Council's membership on a matter of national significance, and of considerable importance to British Columbia, pertaining to telecommunications policy, and specifically the regulatory framework for the sector which recently has been under review by Industry Canada.

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Letter to Metro Vancouver RE: Air Quality Impact of New and Expanded Coal Shipment Activity in Metro Vancouver

The Business Council of British Columbia addressed written correspondence a proposed recommendations on the potential air quality impacts of new and expanded coal shipment activity in Metro Vancouver being considered by the Board of Metro Vancouver on June 14th, 2013.

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Presentation: Federal Budget 2013 KPMG Breakfast

Economic outlook presentation by Jock Finlayson to the KMPG Federal Budget Breakfast, March 22, 2013

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Submission: Letter to Vancouver City Council re Coal Export Expansion Motion

The Business Council is disappointed that a majority of Vancouver Council voted to adopt the motion on March 13. This submission outlines the views summarized during the Business Council's appearance before City Council's Transportaion, Planning and Environment Committee.

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Presentation: From Good to Great: Nurturing Small Business Growth in British Columbia

Paper prepared for the SFU School of Public Policy and the BC Population Prosperity Initiative

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Submission: Land Based Spill Preparedness and Response in BC

The Business Council's response to the Ministry of Environment's request for comments on the Land Based Spill Preparedness and Response in British Columbia, Policy Intentions Paper for Consultation (2012).

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Submission: 2013 Provincial Pre-Budget Submission

The Business Council of British Columbia submits preliminary advice on the 2013 provincial budget to the legislature's Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services.

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Submission: BCBC's submission to the Provincial Carbon Tax Review

In the 2012 budget, the Provincial Ministry of Finance announced a review of the carbon tax and its impact on British Columbia's competitiveness. The attached publication was prepared by Jock Finlayson and his policy team at the Business Council.

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Submission: Provincial Government's Expert Panel on Business Taxation

In response to the provincial government's request for input, the Business Council of British Columbia is pleased to share our views with the Expert Panel on tax measures that could be implemented to strengthen BC’s economy and competitive position as the province shifts from the HST back to the dual PST/GST system. The Panel is familiar with the benefits of the HST, and the many reasons why economists and public finance scholars almost universally see value-added taxes like the HST as an important and useful element in the revenue mix for governments.

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Presentation: BC's Economic Outlook

Presented to Economic Development Association of British Columbia by Ken Peacock, Chief Economist, Business Council of British Columbia

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Submission: Development of a National Conservation Plan

Business Council submission to the Parliament of Canada's Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development regarding the development of a national conservation plan for Canada. It is the Business Council’s view that the policy context, objectives and processes for identifying future conservation and protected areas is firmly entrenched within the current policy and regulatory construct in BC, and is also supported by public values. When existing federal programs are added to the mix, we do not see a need for another federal government framework or plan addressing conservation, especially if it would result in further layers of policy or administration.

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Presentation: KPMG 2012 Budget Breakfast

Presentation on the current economic landcape and key budget themes presented at the KPMG 2012 Federal Budget Breakfastby Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer, Business Council of British Columbia

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Submission: Provincial Environmental Mitigation Policy Review

Submission to British Columbia's Ministry of Environment regarding the proposed Environmental Mitigation Policy.

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