OPINION: Film, construction help power growth as B.C. economy diversifies

OPINION: Film, construction help power growth as B.C. economy diversifies

The individual industry that stands out as the growth star for B.C. is film and television production.

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OPINION: B.C. budget must face unsettling economic forces

OPINION: B.C. budget must face unsettling economic forces

How to raise the bar on economic growth? A bigger population, by itself, doesn’t do much to lift per-capita GDP or average incomes. Instead, policymakers need to focus on increasing productivity, accelerating investment in machinery, equipment, digital technologies and other assets that support innovation, and scaling-up more B.C.-based companies.

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OPINION: Canada should play to its export strengths: natural resources and transportation equipment

OPINION: Canada should play to its export strengths: natural resources and transportation equipment

Canada excels at producing commodities, value-added goods derived from natural resources and transport equipment. We also excel at supplying U.S. customers. These are Canada’s “winning shots.”

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Yes, greenhouse gas emissions are declining....along with key segments of the industrial economy

Yes, greenhouse gas emissions are declining....along with key segments of the industrial economy

Both Canada and B.C. have made steady progress in lowering the kilograms of GHGs per dollar of GDP. However, future progress is likely to come in small increments & at a higher cost, including foregone economic output.

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Insights & Opinions

OPINION: Film, construction help power growth as B.C. economy diversifies

OPINION: Film, construction help power growth as B.C. economy diversifies

OPINION: Film, construction help power growth as B.C.…

In this column, we review industry growth patterns in B.C. during the period since the 2008-09…

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OPINION: B.C. budget must face unsettling economic forces

OPINION: B.C. budget must face unsettling economic forces

OPINION: B.C. budget must face unsettling economic forces

Finance Minister Carole James is scheduled to table her government’s new budget today. The external…

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OPINION: Canada should play to its export strengths: natural resources and transportation equipment

OPINION: Canada should play to its export strengths: natural resources and transportation equipment

OPINION: Canada should play to its export strengths:…

Anyone who has played a competitive sport knows that winning involves honing and playing to your…

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Coverage, context and change: an update on unionization rates in B.C.

Coverage, context and change: an update on unionization rates in B.C.

Coverage, context and change: an update on unionization…

The union density rate has trended downwards in B.C. for nearly three decades. The pattern did change temporarily when the rate levelled off from 2008 to 2013. But since then it has resumed falling, albeit in a more uneven manner.

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OPINION: Film, construction help power…

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Coverage, context and change: an update…