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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.
 

BC Municipal Property Tax Gaps 2003-13: A 10-Year Perspective

CFIB's newly released report BC Property Tax Gap Report that takes a ten-year look at the disparities between residential and commercial property tax rates across the province, also known as the “tax gap”. In BC, the overall tax gap has started to narrow in recent years. After rising from 2.48 in 2003 to 2.93 in 2008, the gap had closed to 2.65 in 2013.
 

CFIB surveys municipal mayoral candidates ahead of the election

Municipal elections in British Columbia are on Saturday November 15, 2014. CFIB has prepared a series of questions for Mayoral Candidates based on our member’s feedback on CFIB surveys.
 

Pushing your priorities for the 2015 British Columbia Budget

CFIB recently presented our 2014-15 pre-budget recommendations to BC’s Standing Committee on Finance. This year, we are asking government to stay the course and keep BC’s budget balanced. Here are some of CFIB's key recommendations.
 

BC Local Government Election 2014 – Non-residential property owner

BC local government elections will be held Saturday, November 15, 2014. Did you know you may have the right to vote in the upcoming BC local government elections if you own property in a municipality other than that in which you reside? Find out more.
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