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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.
 

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.
 

CFIB Lobbies BC’s Municipalities at the Union of BC Municipalities Annual Meeting

Every day we hear from members like you about the challenges they face when running a small business in municipalities across the Province. With over 175 mayors across BC it can be tough to reach every mayor personally, which is why CFIB made sure we capitalized on the opportunity to meet with Mayors from around the province.
 

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.
 

LNG in BC

The BC government has committed to bring at least one LNG (liquefied natural gas) pipeline and terminal online by 2015 and has a target of three LNG facilities by 2020. Independent studies show that if five LNG facilities were operating in B.C. by 2020 it could mean potential new government revenues in excess of $100 billion over the next 30 years.
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