| ||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. |
| ||CFIB had pushed for the creation of an Auditor General and we celebrated in 2012 when the office was created with the mandate to provide advice and recommendations to local governments to help them deliver their services more efficiently, effectively and economically. Our member survey showed an overwhelming support for the mandate with 92% of members being very or somewhat supportive. |
| ||CFIB has long been advocating on behalf of its members to ensure the complex Province Sales Tax (PST) is administered in the clearest and fairest way possible using the Taxpayer Fairness and Service Code. CFIB is lobbying hard to ensure the Code is brought back to its original standards. |
| ||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.
Starting in 2016, the BC government is indexing increases in the general minimum hourly wage and liquor server wage to B.C.’s Consumer Price Index (CPI). |
| ||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. |