Posted Dec 2, 2013
The Business Council's comments to the Joint Review Panel on the Site C Clean Energy Project
Posted Nov 22, 2013
The Business Council's comments on the Ministry of Environment’s Water Sustainability Act for British Columbia: Legislative Proposal.
Posted Nov 5, 2013
Transportation continues to be a top-of-mind concern for policy makers, business leaders and communities in the lower mainland. How best to manage and use the region's scarce transportation capacity is a complex and often contentious question. In this paper, Jonathan Arnold, who recently completed a co-op term at the Business Council as part of his SFU graduate public policy degree program, explores a number of issues related to transportation demand management, including road pricing, in the Greater Vancouver context.
Posted Nov 4, 2013
On July 1, 2012, Section 5.1(1)(a)(ii) of the Workers Compensation Act (the “Act”) was enacted. Part of this new provision provides that a worker’s mental disorder is compensable under the Act where that disorder is caused by a work-related stressor, including bullying or harassment. Taken together with Section 115 of the Act, Section 5.1 requires employers to address bullying and harassment as they would any other hazard in the workplace by taking all reasonable steps in the circumstances to ensure the health and safety of their workers, and those workers present at a workplace where their work is being carried out.
Posted Oct 31, 2013
The role of small businesses necessarily features prominently in any discussion of the British Columbia economy. Indeed, it is no exaggeration to say that an orientation toward small businesses is a defining characteristic of the province’s private sector.
Jan 22 - 23, 2014
Now in its 11th year, the BC Natural Resource Forum has grown to become the hub for all companies involved in the resource sector to get together for in-depth discussions, sharing of success stories, opportunities, innovations in technology, and expanding opportunities in the service and supply sector.
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- Federal Government
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