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WorkSafeBC overhaul could have huge employer cost implications

WorkSafeBC is a complex organization that plays a very important…

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Apply within

As economies across most of the developed world re-open after…

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A snapshot of BC’s biggest companies

B.C. Business magazine recently updated its annual tabulation of the…

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Amid the pandemic, Asia’s economic ascent continues

In the two decades leading to 2020, Asia became increasingly…

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Lagging behind

British Columbia is a jurisdiction in which the bulk of…

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Canadian climate policy comes with a cost

Your home’s natural gas furnace is on the fritz. You…

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Betting with the budget

The Justin Trudeau government’s sprawling 2021 federal budget clocks in…

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Business destruction among COVID-19

Almost a year ago, we posted a blog on the impact…

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Where does all the money come from?

The recent unveiling of new social and business restrictions by…

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Meeting Canada’s aggressive green targets a tall order

Building back ‘clean’ and ‘green’ means trillion of dollars of…

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Exports key to economic rebuild

As Premier John Horgan and his cabinet colleagues explore options…

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Searching for silver linings

Amid the human carnage and economic pain caused by the…

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Five economic stories from 2020

The past year undoubtedly will be one for the record…

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Federal Clean Fuel Standard is all smoke and mirrors

Amid the worst economic and public heath crisis in Canadian…

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What does Biden mean for BC?

A bit more than two weeks have elapsed since the…

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Digging deep to go green

We all go to the store to purchase things –…

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Different recession, different trends

Following massive job losses in March and April, the number…

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No cure-all for Canada’s economic woes

Immigration inflows to Canada have fallen off a cliff since…

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COVID-19 job losses concentrated in urban BC – especially Metro Vancouver

A little talked about dimension of the impact of COVID-19…

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Empty skies, lonely roads

In looking at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic across…

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Canada’s economic revival requires broad strategy

After the shock Canadians have experienced in 2020, an economic…

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B.C.’s emissions reduction targets remain out of reach

Targets. We all know what they mean, or think we…

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How the world can best meet rising demand for electricity

There’s no getting around it: the world is consuming more…

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Business destruction and COVID-19

In its June 2020 Monetary Policy Report, the U.S. Federal…

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Is the low-carbon future upon us now?

The International Energy Agency recently estimated that the COVID-19 pandemic…

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The year for BC to see BC

As policy-makers struggle to tabulate the immense damage being done…

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COVID-19 recession scenarios for BC: one is bad; the other is worse

By now it is clear the economic fallout from the…

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Canadian economy will stall in 2020

As the clock winds down on 2019, it’s time to…

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Clean/green movement won’t transform the economy quickly

With the federal election fast approaching, we can expect to…

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B.C. won’t soon be able to quit fossil fuels

Metro Vancouver residents are rightly upset over paying the highest…

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Metro Vancouver has too few head offices and related jobs

Statistics Canada’s latest survey of corporate headquarters provides updated counts…

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