Hail Electricity!

Hail Electricity!

Electrification is seen as one of the major solutions to the problem of rising global greenhouse gas emissions. Indeed, all countries that have made visible progress in reducing such emissions in the last couple of decades have done so, in large part by shifting fuel use in the electric sector.

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OPINION: Canadian economy will stall in 2020

OPINION: Canadian economy will stall in 2020

The next two years will probably bring similarly feeble increases in GDP, in line with 2019’s uninspiring performance. Job creation is likely to decelerate amid tight labour markets and escalating labour costs.

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OPINION: Is Canada’s economy keeping up with the Joneses? Unfortunately, the answer is no

OPINION: Is Canada’s economy keeping up with the Joneses? Unfortunately, the answer is no

Canadians have seen a substantial deterioration in living standards relative to peer countries since 2007, according to Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development data. This is primarily because other countries have increased their productivity by more than Canada.

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OPINION: B.C.’s biggest economic and business stories of 2019

OPINION: B.C.’s biggest economic and business stories of 2019

As the new year beckons, it’s a good time to reflect on the major economic and business stories of the year that’s about to end.

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Who is the Fairest One of All? Part II

Who is the Fairest One of All? Part II

An economy that can deliver rising GDP per person is able to provide a rising tide of economic prosperity & opportunity for its citizens. This is especially true for a country like Canada given its relatively well-balanced distribution of income.

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Who is the Fairest One of All? Part I

Who is the Fairest One of All? Part I

B.C. has the second most even distribution of market incomes and the sixth most even distribution of disposable incomes among the Canadian provinces.

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2019 British Columbia Prosperity Index

2019 British Columbia Prosperity Index

Learn how B.C. ranks compared to 20 other jurisdictions

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Insights & Opinions

OPINION: Canadian economy will stall in 2020

OPINION: Canadian economy will stall in 2020

OPINION: Canadian economy will stall in 2020

As the clock winds down on 2019, it’s time to ponder what the coming year may have in store for the…

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OPINION: Is Canada’s economy keeping up with the Joneses? Unfortunately, the answer is no

OPINION: Is Canada’s economy keeping up with the Joneses? Unfortunately, the answer is no

OPINION: Is Canada’s economy keeping up with the Joneses?…

David Williams is vice-president of policy at the Business Council of British Columbia. Jock…

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OPINION: B.C.’s biggest economic and business stories of 2019

OPINION: B.C.’s biggest economic and business stories of 2019

OPINION: B.C.’s biggest economic and business stories of…

As the new year beckons, it’s a good time to reflect on the major economic and business stories of…

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Who is the Fairest One of All?  Part II

Who is the Fairest One of All? Part II

Who is the Fairest One of All? Part II

Canadians have seen the largest deterioration in living standards relative to peer countries over the current business cycle from 2007 to 2018. This is primarily because peer countries have increased their productivity by more than Canada.

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OPINION: Canadian economy will stall in…

OPINION: Is Canada’s economy keeping up…

OPINION: B.C.’s biggest economic and…

Who is the Fairest One of All? Part II