Stronger Tomorrow, Starting Today

Stronger Tomorrow, Starting Today

The Stronger Tomorrow, Starting Today plan provides clear actions that can build confidence and help to establish the conditions necessary for a prosperous future.

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B.C.'s Low Carbon Advantage

B.C.'s Low Carbon Advantage

Recovery can be done in a way that allows for B.C. to be positioned globally as both a low carbon producer of high quality natural resource and energy products and one that supports job growth, innovation and recovery here at home.

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B.C.’s Economic Recovery – Election Priorities

B.C.’s Economic Recovery – Election Priorities

BCBC has outlined policy priorities the next government can advance to boost business growth, investment & job creation – without which an economic recovery would be almost impossible.

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OPINION: Pandemic turns tables on industries hit hardest in previous recession

OPINION: Pandemic turns tables on industries hit hardest in previous recession

Natural resources, related manufacturing and large capital construction projects are providing a welcome lift and shoring up some regional job markets.

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Unintended Consequences of “Green” and “Clean”

Unintended Consequences of “Green” and “Clean”

While reducing GHGs & other harmful environmental effects is important, a more robust analysis is necessary to understand & measure the impacts of human activity & the trade-offs that must be made in arriving at policy choices.

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OPINION: Immigration is not a cure-all for Canada’s economic woes

OPINION: Immigration is not a cure-all for Canada’s economic woes

Canada’s economy was growing mostly because it was adding more people. But owing to weak investment & feeble productivity growth, the economy wasn’t getting much “better” in terms of making the average Canadian more prosperous.

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Is the jockey encouraged to flog the horse? The incentives facing Canada Revenue Agency’s tax auditors

Is the jockey encouraged to flog the horse? The incentives facing Canada Revenue Agency’s tax auditors

The importance of Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) audits to the administration of the Canadian tax system is self-evident. So is the need for CRA to conduct high-quality audits.

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The Long and Winding Road to Recovery

The Long and Winding Road to Recovery

We expect employment in B.C. will grind higher but not fully recover during the forecast period & the economy will shrink by 7.5% in 2020.

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Where Leaders Meet to Unlock B.C.'s Full Potential

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Insights & Opinions

OPINION: Pandemic turns tables on industries hit hardest in previous recession

OPINION: Pandemic turns tables on industries hit hardest in previous recession

OPINION: Pandemic turns tables on industries hit hardest in…

Following massive job losses in March and April, the number of people working in the province has…

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Unintended Consequences of “Green” and “Clean”

Unintended Consequences of “Green” and “Clean”

Unintended Consequences of “Green” and “Clean”

These days net zero emissions, net zero plastics, green energy, clean tech, and references to a…

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OPINION: Immigration is not a cure-all for Canada’s economic woes

OPINION: Immigration is not a cure-all for Canada’s economic woes

OPINION: Immigration is not a cure-all for Canada’s…

Jock Finlayson is the Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of…

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Is the jockey encouraged to flog the horse?  The incentives facing Canada Revenue Agency’s tax auditors

Is the jockey encouraged to flog the horse? The incentives facing Canada Revenue Agency’s tax auditors

Is the jockey encouraged to flog the horse? The incentives…

The federal government should resist the temptation to try to wring more revenue out of the existing tax base simply by incentivizing the CRA to make its audits unduly aggressive or punitive. CRA’s role is to ensure the integrity of the tax system by administering it in a fair, efficient, and…

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OPINION: Pandemic turns tables on…

Unintended Consequences of “Green” and…

OPINION: Immigration is not a cure-all…

Is the jockey encouraged to flog the…