Balanced Budget is Good News for Small Business

The BC government earned a B+ grade from small business for their 2015/16 provincial budget, primarily for balancing the books for the third year in a row. B.C. will likely be the only province to accomplish that feat in 2015.

BC Government continues to lead the country on red tape reduction

British Columbia government is continuing to make it easier for small businesses to do business by extending its commitment to a net zero increase of regulatory requirements to 2019. What does this means for small business - A net zero increase means eliminating one existing requirement when a new requirement is needed up to 2019.

BC Small Business Say No to TransLink Tax

The Metro Vancouver Mayor’s Council, representing 23 local elected governments has developed an action plan for Metro Vancouver’s transportation system. The plan calls for a $7.5 billion investment in new transportation projects.

Can BC afford a $15 minimum wage?

The B.C. Federation of Labour is calling for a $15-an-hour minimum wage, a 46 per-cent increase over the current $10.25 an hour and $4 higher than anywhere else in North America. To some, it might sound like a good idea. But if your objective is to help those in need, there are better ways.

Spending threatens fiscal sustainability of BC municipalities

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) released a new report today that reveals the vast majority of British Columbia’s municipalities have been increasing their operating spending at an unsustainable pace since 2000.
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