Who We are

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British Columbians for Prosperity is an independent, non-partisan group of concerned British Columbians. We are committed to establishing an economic, environmental and social climate where all British Columbians and our children will prosper.
About Us  |  Our Core Beliefs  |  Our Principles

What we do

  • Research
  • Educate
  • Raise awareness
  • Foster dialogue
  • Collaborate
  • Advocate

British Columbians for Prosperity promotes and expects to achieve measured development in an environmentally conscious manner. For development, trade, commerce, and industry in British Columbia, we:

  • Research issues and publish fact-based information,
  • Educate and increase public awareness,
  • Foster dialogue and collaboration, and
  • Advocate on issues which align with our vision.

Our Vision and Context

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Prosperity goes beyond the accumulation of individual or material wealth; it is also the joy of everyday life and the prospect of an even better life in the future. We have been fortunate to have benefited from living in a prosperous British Columbia and want prosperity for all British Columbians, now and in the future.

British Columbians for Prosperity looks to influence and create a healthy atmosphere where there are balanced perspectives concerning the economy, development projects, protecting the environment, bolstering trade, and governments’ ability to deliver services for our communities. When this balance is achieved, all British Columbians will enjoy and benefit from secure employment, wealth creation and prosperity.

Environmental concerns are perpetually top of mind among British Columbians. There are many organizations who oppose all development and their voices have largely dominated the conversation. We seek to bring balance to the discussion rather than perpetuate further divisions. Saying no to all development is not an option. Measured development in an environmentally conscious manner is the right choice.

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The Conversation

Globally, the need for oil is ever-increasing and has many uses within society – much more than simply putting gas in our cars. Asian…

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B.C. natural gas towns see drilling recovery

Communities in northeastern BC have been experiencing diminishing economic gains over the past two years, directly caused by weakening natural…

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What safeguards are in place for pipelines and tankers?

There are many safeguards in place for transporting oil and gas along British Columbia’s coast. Tankers in Canadian waters are steered by…

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“We are very disappointed”: Loss of Northern Gateway devastating for many First Nations, chief says

Since the federal government rejected the Northern Gateway pipeline project, many aboriginal communities in northern BC have been angered by the decision. 30 of…

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The State of Mining in B.C.

One year ago, the share price for B.C.’s largest mining company, Teck Resources Ltd. (TSX:TECK.B), had fallen below $4. Many…

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Rural Communities in BC: Do we need to diversify economy away from our heavy reliance on natural resources?

Throughout 2016, the average number of employed people in urban communities in B.C.’s southwest has climbed. But, in almost every…

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Softwood Lumber Agreement Needed NOW!

Over 140 communities in B.C. are tied to the forestry industry, and will be impacted deeply by the ramifications of…

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What does the millennial crunch mean for the BC talent pool?

Although the B.C. economy experienced larger GDP growth than the national average over the past year, companies are struggling to…