| ||Effective Sept. 15, 2015, the general minimum hourly wage will increase from $10.25 to $10.45 and the liquor server wage from $9.00 to $9.20 per hour.|
| ||Government workers at British Columbia municipalities enjoy an average 16.7% compensation top-up over their private sector counterparts. |
| ||Elections BC has announced that the plebiscite proposal by the Mayor’s Council to add a half point to the PST in the Metro Vancouver region to fund additional transportation spending by TransLink has been defeated.|
| ||As trade ministers meet in Toronto to update Canada’s Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT), CFIB is urging them to push hard to finalize a new deal that removes provincial barriers to free trade.|
| ||VANCOUVER, August 27, 2015 – According to the latest monthly Business Barometer results from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), British Columbia’s small business confidence index fell 3.4 points in August to 64.1, from 67.5 in July.