BC Government Must Rethink their Recycling Plan: Coalition

New regulations take effect May 19, 2014, despite the fact that the vast majority of BC businesses have either no idea the regulation exists, or how it will affect them. The BC government has put forward a costly and ill-considered plan that will harm BC businesses and their employees, yet provide no social benefit by reducing waste.

CFIB survey reveals scale and cost of fraud

A new survey conducted by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) reveals the average annual cost of fraud on B.C. small- and medium-sized businesses is over $7,500, and the average yearly amount business owners spend to protect themselves from getting scammed is over $3,000.

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.

Pooled Registered Pension Plans (PRPPs) coming to BC – finally

On February 19th, the day after the BC government tabled its 2014 budget, it was announced that Pooled Registered Pension Plan (PRPP) legislation first introduced in February of last year was being tabled again. With majority support for the policy guaranteed, and no election to interrupt the legislative session, PRPPs will soon be a reality for BC!

Government consulting on new environmental standards

CFIB BC has been leading the charge against the impending implementation of a new “extended producer responsibility” (EPR) recycling program under the management of Multi Material BC. While government admitted it did a poor job of communicating that program, it seems to be making a better effort to let the public know about new changes to environmental standards that affect consumer products.
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