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May 26, 2017

2017 BC Election – Analysis

British Columbia appears to be headed for a period of political uncertainty following the closest election in decades. The BC Liberals have won a minority government, capturing 43 seats in the 87 seat legislature, while NDP won 41 seats and…

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May 24, 2017

Port expansion and access to new markets

Despite uneven cargo numbers for 2016 and a flat lining global economy, the Port of Vancouver has demonstrated resilience in the face of economic volatility and a tumultuous year for major shipping lines. For this, the port has been recognized…

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May 16, 2017

Where is global trade going in the Trump era?

The election of Donald Trump as President of the United States has sparked a discussion in the media over whether the era of multilateral trade, of which NAFTA, TPP and TTIP were the crown jewels, is dead. After the 100…

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Apr 27, 2017

Advancing job creation through infrastructure projects in B.C.

Although B.C. has the lowest unemployment rate in Canada, many workers in the province are overwhelmed by debt, living paycheque to paycheque.  Canadians between the ages of 15 and 24 are particularly having a tough go within the province’s work…

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Apr 05, 2017

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 analysts predicted Teck would follow more than a dozen American coal-mining companies into bankruptcy. One year later, the company’s stock…

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Mar 18, 2017

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 other region in the province the average number has declined. Why? The next provincial election is less than two months away,…

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Mar 13, 2017

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 softwood lumber agreements made between the United States and Canada. These communities have experienced mill closures as the result of…

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Feb 27, 2017

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 attract and hold onto the millennial talent pool. This is largely in part due to a rising affordability crisis rooted…

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Feb 01, 2017

Kinder Morgan revenue sharing deal could cause provincial feuds

A revenue-sharing agreement between Kinder Morgan and the province of B.C. has amassed a lot of attention for its pledge to pay the province as much as $1 billion over 20 years. B.C. will receive $25 million to $50 million…

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Jan 26, 2017

What impact does global trade have on BC? What ramifications will this have on the local economy? What to expect going forward?

B.C. has historically been a resource based economy, known for our lumber, coal, and mineral resources. In the last 20 years, through multi-lateral trade agreements like NAFTA, B.C. has been able to substantially grow its export economy by being able…

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Dec 23, 2016

The Cost of Inaction on Resource Development

Can you imagine a day where the headline reads “USA stops importing Canadian Oil and Gas”? Well according to Lori Ackerman, mayor of Fort St. John BC, that is exactly what could happen if we do not responsibly continue to…

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Nov 30, 2016

Approvals 2016: Balance, Trans Mountain Expansion, British Columbia Prosperity

British Columbians for Prosperity (BCP) welcomes the news that the Trudeau government has approved pipeline expansions and increasing access to the tidewater, with both the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Expansion and the Enbridge Line 3 project. To those who have…

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