B.C. Business Summit 2019

B.C. Business Summit 2019

'The New Business & Societal Paradox: If things are going so well, why am I so anxious?'

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B.C.'s Current Carbon Pricing System: Neither Efficient Nor Fair for Business

B.C.'s Current Carbon Pricing System: Neither Efficient Nor Fair for Business

The competitiveness of some of B.C.’s major economic drivers and #lowcarbon export engines — notably energy, mining, forestry, agri-food, manufacturing, and transportation — is being damaged by the existing carbon pricing system.

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OPINION: Clean/green movement won’t transform the economy quickly

OPINION: Clean/green movement won’t transform the economy quickly

According to some of Canada’s most prominent environmental organizations, the economy is being refashioned by the dramatic growth of ‘clean’ and/or ‘green’ industries, and an accelerating move away from fossil fuels.

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Peering Into the Innovation Policy Toolkit

Peering Into the Innovation Policy Toolkit

Innovation ultimately shows up as higher productivity: more (and better) goods and services are produced, for a given quantum of “inputs”

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OPINION: Rising cost of public services outpaces inflation in private sector

OPINION: Rising cost of public services outpaces inflation in private sector

Reviewing trends in inflation can provide useful insights into the evolution of the larger economy.

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Insights & Opinions

OPINION: Clean/green movement won’t transform the economy quickly (Troy Media & The Orca)

OPINION: Clean/green movement won’t transform the economy quickly (Troy Media & The Orca)

OPINION: Clean/green movement won’t transform the economy…

With the federal election fast approaching, we can expect to hear a lot about climate change, energy policy and how government can spur the development of a ‘low-carbon’ economy. These themes are central to the platforms of a number of the political parties contesting the election.

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Peering Into the Innovation Policy Toolkit

Peering Into the Innovation Policy Toolkit

Peering Into the Innovation Policy Toolkit

A diverse mix of policies and policy instruments have been used to encourage innovation. Some are directly targeted at influencing the actions of companies – such as tax credits or other incentives for research and development and commercialization, or moves to open up public sector procurement…

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Twenty Years of Consumer Price Changes in B.C....A Closer Look at the Biggest Price Increases

Twenty Years of Consumer Price Changes in B.C....A Closer Look at the Biggest Price Increases

Twenty Years of Consumer Price Changes in B.C....A Closer…

What is interesting is that many of the largest cost increases consumers have had to absorb are for services delivered by the public sector. In the municipal space, the costs of water and property taxes have soared. Tuition is up 140%, with public education accounting for much of this. Vehicle…

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OPINION: Rising cost of public services outpaces inflation in private sector (Business in Vancouver)

OPINION: Rising cost of public services outpaces inflation in private sector (Business in Vancouver)

OPINION: Rising cost of public services outpaces inflation…

As consumers know, the prices of some goods and services have risen substantially, while other items have seen stable prices or – in some cases – price declines. Generally, price increases have been bigger for services and non-durable goods than for durable and semi-durable products.

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OPINION: Clean/green movement won’t…

Peering Into the Innovation Policy…

Twenty Years of Consumer Price Changes…

OPINION: Rising cost of public services…