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BC Business Summit 2014:
Building BC for the 21st Century - Innovation in Infrastructure

DATE: Nov 7, 2014 · LOCATION: Vancouver Convention Centre

Infrastructure – transport networks, utilities, telecommunications, hospitals and schools – is essential for connecting people, goods and information in both domestic and emerging Asian markets to develop our collective economic prosperity and contribute to our quality of life.

BC Business Summit 2014 will look at the the global and domestic issues facing our existing and future infrastructure networks and focus on the development of a visionary and strategic approach to developing innovative infrastructure in British Columbia to the benefit of Canada.

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D'Avignon op-ed: Economic reconciliation with First Nations looks promising (Vancouver Sun)

Posted Sep 11, 2014

British Columbia is a diverse and relatively wealthy province. This diversity comes in many forms, including environmental, economic and cultural. Reconciling and harnessing this diversity is what has enabled B.C. to build and sustain a high standard of living and of livability.

However, we are still performing below our collective potential in significant ways.

Within this broad canvas, the province has only recently begun a new relationship between government, First Nations and industry. This relationship has its legal foundations in constitutionally protected aboriginal rights and title and, more directly, in a new era of economic partnerships that both governments and industry have entered into with many of B.C.’s First Nations.

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Finlayson: The growing role of women in the workforce (Troy Media)

Posted Sep 9, 2014

The growing role of women in the workforce arguably qualifies as the most consequential socio-economic development of the past fifty years. As more women have entered the formal labour market, the productive capacity of our economy has been augmented. Indeed, increased “labour input” – more people working – has been the principal factor pushing up gross domestic product (GDP) and household incomes in Canada. And women account for a large majority of this increase in “labour input.” A study done last year by the economics team at RBC estimated that the rise in female labour force participation since the early 1980s has boosted Canada’s GDP by more than $130 billion.

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Finlayson: Vancouver’s Incomes are Low, But Costs are High (Vancouver Sun)

Posted Aug 8, 2014

Spending time in the downtown Vancouver business district or in the tonier residential neighbourhoods scattered across the lower mainland can easily foster a misleading impression of the financial health of the households that comprise the region. That point was hammered home for me recently after reviewing the latest Statistics Canada data on incomes.

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BC’s Tourism Industry: Positioned for Growth

Posted Aug 7, 2014

In BC, tourism supports and sustains jobs in every region and serves as the economic backbone of many smaller communities. Compared to other provinces, the tourism industry is proportionally larger in BC, a reflection of the province’s natural beauty and the diversity of both winter and summer activities offered here. Greater Vancouver’s international status as a desirable travel destination contributes to the prominence of the broader BC tourism sector.

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BC Business Summit 2014:
Building BC for the 21st Century - Innovation in Infrastructure

Nov 7, 2014

Infrastructure – transport networks, utilities, telecommunications, hospitals and schools – is essential for connecting people, goods and information in both domestic and emerging Asian markets to develop our collective economic prosperity and contribute to our quality of life.

BC Business Summit 2014 will look at the the global and domestic issues facing our existing and future infrastructure networks and focus on the development of a visionary and strategic approach to developing innovative infrastructure in British Columbia to the benefit of Canada.

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