Posted Dec 16, 2014
Canada has long been known as a country that promotes the values of equity and fairness within our society. That helps to explain why the issue of economic inequality resonates with the media and among many of our political leaders. With a federal election expected sometime in 2015, inequality is sure to get more attention in the months ahead.
Globally, concerns over inequality are also on the rise. A recent article in The Economist magazine noted that 56 per cent of citizens in the advanced countries believe inequality is a problem. On most indicators, income inequality has indeed increased within most industrial countries, although it has diminished at the global level owing to a long stretch of relatively strong economic growth in China and many other emerging markets.
Posted Dec 8, 2014
In this issue of Policy Perspectives, we provide a summary of capital spending on “major” projects in British Columbia.
Posted Dec 4, 2014
Ottawa has the fiscal room to invest in infrastructure projects
Second annual survey shows strong partnerships and $373 million in charitable contributions by British Columbia’s business community
Posted Dec 4, 2014
Today, the Business Council of British Columbia released the second annual study quantifying the charitable contributions made by the province’s business community, conducted by MNP LLP. The report, Prosperous Companies, Prosperous Communities found that in 2013 British Columbia businesses donated $373 million in cash donations, sponsorships and partnerships to the province’s charities with the top types of charities supported being social services, health, education and environment.
Posted Dec 2, 2014
The September issue of this newsletter reviewed the international, labour market and public policy contexts for talent mobility and development and briefly identified key success factors and risks for British Columbia in achieving its workforce development goals. In this month’s issue, we explore each of these areas and offer suggestions for ensuring an adequate labour supply and successful workforce development in BC.
BC Business Matters
Dec 15, 2014
Save the Date: BCBC and Macdonald-Laurier Institute Dinner Event
Aboriginal People and the Natural Resource Economy in Canada
Jan 28, 2015
The Business Council of British Columbia with the Macdonald-Laurier Institute invite you to get involved in an informative and engaging evening spent addressing the most vital issues affecting Canadian policy today. As part of a national dinner series by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, the event will bring together prominent leaders from the Aboriginal business community, industry, government and First Nations for networking and a reasoned but lively discussion exploring common interests in developing Canada's vast natural resource potential.
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