Failure to get stuff built - the role of regulation

Failure to get stuff built - the role of regulation

Across Canada, we are struggling to build the infrastructure needed to meet our net-zero goals & create prosperity. Bloated, complex regulatory processes that bring higher costs & delays are largely to blame.

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Canada’s economy enters 2023 with serious structural weaknesses

Canada’s economy enters 2023 with serious structural weaknesses

Looking through the veneer of booming population growth, the economy is in rough shape. Canada is one of the only advanced countries in the world not to have recovered its pre-pandemic level of GDP per capita. GDP per capita will likely fall by another 1-2 percent in 2023; the outlook for 2024 is little better.

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Bill for Canada’s long run of low interest rates coming due in 2023

Bill for Canada’s long run of low interest rates coming due in 2023

The extremely low interest rates which prevailed for over a decade had many undesirable consequences: they distorted financial markets, led to a misallocation of economic resources, artificially inflated asset values, and heightened inequality.

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Opinion: Year in review - B.C. economy 2022

Opinion: Year in review - B.C. economy 2022

Acceleration of population growth was one of the most significant developments for B.C. in 2022

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Opinion: NDP continuing to hollow out B.C.'s invaluable forest industry

Opinion: NDP continuing to hollow out B.C.'s invaluable forest industry

In both logging and wood products manufacturing, B.C. has the highest operating costs and the least attractive investment climate in North America.

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Opinion: LNG's economic benefits for British Columbians are real and meaningful

Opinion: LNG's economic benefits for British Columbians are real and meaningful

B.C. is on the cusp of becoming a global energy leader in a world clamouring for reliable, sustainable sources of responsibly produced, low-carbon intensive energy.

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FNMPC, BCBC and FNCI announce a Coalition in support of action to urgently address global and domestic climate change ...

FNMPC, BCBC and FNCI announce a Coalition in support of action to urgently address global and domestic climate change ...

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As interest rates rise, Canada's unexploded debt bomb ticks louder

As interest rates rise, Canada's unexploded debt bomb ticks louder

One of Canada’s structural weaknesses is high and pervasive indebtedness.

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An update on tourism in British Columbia

An update on tourism in British Columbia

The unprecedented slump in tourism in 2020 – extending into 2021 – was the biggest source of weakness in the provincial economy over that two-year period. As business conditions return to pre-COVID patterns, tourism will again serve as a leading export sector for the province.

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Insights & Opinions

Failure to get stuff built – the role of regulation

Failure to get stuff built – the role of regulation

Failure to get stuff built – the role of regulation

Across Canada, we operate with bloated regulatory processes that bring higher costs and more complex and time-consuming administrative procedures with every new government intention paper, regulatory amendment, and policy announcement. As a result, we are challenged to build the infrastructure…

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Opinion: Bill for Canada’s long run of low interest rates coming due in 2023

Opinion: Bill for Canada’s long run of low interest rates coming due in 2023

Opinion: Bill for Canada’s long run of low interest rates…

The extremely low interest rates, which prevailed for over a decade, had many undesirable consequences: they distorted financial markets, led to a misallocation of economic resources, artificially inflated asset values, and heightened inequality.

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Opinion: Canada’s economy enters 2023 with serious structural weaknesses

Opinion: Canada’s economy enters 2023 with serious structural weaknesses

Opinion: Canada’s economy enters 2023 with serious…

Looking through the veneer of booming population growth, the economy is in rough shape. Canada is one of the only advanced countries in the world not to have recovered its pre-pandemic level of GDP per capita. GDP per capita will likely fall by another 1-2 percent in 2023; the outlook for 2024 is…

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Opinion: Canadian economy is grinding to a halt

Opinion: Canadian economy is grinding to a halt

Opinion: Canadian economy is grinding to a halt

While we may avoid a technical recession, mainly owing to a fast-growing population, at best, Canada is set for a “slowcession” as economic activity basically grinds to a halt.

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