2019 British Columbia Prosperity Index

2019 British Columbia Prosperity Index

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B.C. Business Summit 2019

B.C. Business Summit 2019

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OPINION: How Canada can up the country’s lacklustre innovation game (Business in Vancouver)

OPINION: How Canada can up the country’s lacklustre innovation game (Business in Vancouver)

Economists believe innovation is the key to long-run productivity growth, which itself is the foundation for realizing higher material living standards.

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B.C.'s Current Carbon Pricing System: Neither Efficient Nor Fair for Business

B.C.'s Current Carbon Pricing System: Neither Efficient Nor Fair for Business

The competitiveness of some of B.C.’s major economic drivers and #lowcarbon export engines — notably energy, mining, forestry, agri-food, manufacturing, and transportation — is being damaged by the existing carbon pricing system.

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OPINION: How Canada can up the country’s lacklustre innovation game (Business in Vancouver)

OPINION: How Canada can up the country’s lacklustre innovation game (Business in Vancouver)

OPINION: How Canada can up the country’s lacklustre…

Across the world, governments are striving to stimulate innovation to help accelerate economic…

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OPINION: Clean/green movement won’t transform the economy quickly (Troy Media & The Orca)

OPINION: Clean/green movement won’t transform the economy quickly (Troy Media & The Orca)

OPINION: Clean/green movement won’t transform the economy…

With the federal election fast approaching, we can expect to hear a lot about climate change, energy policy and how government can spur the development of a ‘low-carbon’ economy. These themes are central to the platforms of a number of the political parties contesting the election.

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Peering Into the Innovation Policy Toolkit

Peering Into the Innovation Policy Toolkit

Peering Into the Innovation Policy Toolkit

A diverse mix of policies and policy instruments have been used to encourage innovation. Some are directly targeted at influencing the actions of companies – such as tax credits or other incentives for research and development and commercialization, or moves to open up public sector procurement…

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Twenty Years of Consumer Price Changes in B.C....A Closer Look at the Biggest Price Increases

Twenty Years of Consumer Price Changes in B.C....A Closer Look at the Biggest Price Increases

Twenty Years of Consumer Price Changes in B.C....A Closer…

What is interesting is that many of the largest cost increases consumers have had to absorb are for services delivered by the public sector. In the municipal space, the costs of water and property taxes have soared. Tuition is up 140%, with public education accounting for much of this. Vehicle…

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OPINION: How Canada can up the…

OPINION: Clean/green movement won’t…

Peering Into the Innovation Policy…

Twenty Years of Consumer Price Changes…