OPINION: Tourism must regain its place as one of B.C.'s most vital and visible economic engines

OPINION: Tourism must regain its place as one of B.C.'s most vital and visible economic engines

British Columbia’s tourism industry stood tall before the virus arrived, generating $9 billion in gross domestic product, directly supporting 150,000 jobs, and paying more than $6 billion in annual wages & salaries.

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Which industries “pay the bills” for British Columbia? An update

Which industries “pay the bills” for British Columbia? An update

Natural resources & gateway services are the industries that “pay the bills” for B.C. Policymakers should pay attention to the make-up and health of the province’s economic base – on which our standard of living depends.

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Why are average incomes in B.C. so much lower than in other Pacific Northwest regions?

Why are average incomes in B.C. so much lower than in other Pacific Northwest regions?

British Columbia offers a lower average standard of living than all other Pacific Northwest regions except Idaho. This is mainly a result of B.C.’s (and Canada’s) lower labour productivity growth over time.

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OPINION: Canada’s debt load a burden on the country’s financial well-being

OPINION: Canada’s debt load a burden on the country’s financial well-being

BCBC sees three interrelated challenges that must be tackled to strengthen the foundations for Canadian prosperity in an increasingly unforgiving and competitive world.

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A perspective on agriculture: how we feed ourselves

A perspective on agriculture: how we feed ourselves

B.C. has all the elements to grow a vibrant agri-tech sector satisfying multiple aspirations to build clean industrial activities, promote innovation, attract creative and talented people who can solve challenges, and contribute to the economy.

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The inflation dragon isn't sleeping anymore

The inflation dragon isn't sleeping anymore

Canadians have come to expect low, stable growth in consumer prices. The “inflation dragon” of the 1970s & 1980s was considered slain, or at least sound asleep. The COVID-19 pandemic appears to have awakened the beast.

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OPINION: Tourism must regain its place as one of B.C.'s most vital and visible economic engines

OPINION: Tourism must regain its place as one of B.C.'s most vital and visible economic engines

OPINION: Tourism must regain its place as one of B.C.'s…

Two insights from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic are: the high risks facing industries that rely on…

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Which industries “pay the bills” for British Columbia? An update

Which industries “pay the bills” for British Columbia? An update

Which industries “pay the bills” for British Columbia? An…

A previous blog explored why British Columbia has a lower average standard of living, as measured…

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Why are average incomes in B.C. so much lower than in other Pacific Northwest regions?

Why are average incomes in B.C. so much lower than in other Pacific Northwest regions?

Why are average incomes in B.C. so much lower than in other…

A recent blog by my colleagues, Jock Finlayson and Ken Peacock, identified that British Columbia…

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OPINION: Canada’s debt load a burden on the country’s financial well-being

OPINION: Canada’s debt load a burden on the country’s financial well-being

OPINION: Canada’s debt load a burden on the country’s…

An unnecessary election call followed by a dispiriting campaign hasn’t created a favourable…

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OPINION: Tourism must regain its place…

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Why are average incomes in B.C. so much…

OPINION: Canada’s debt load a burden on…