BUSINESS ALERT | Preliminary Estimates of the Impact Of COVID-19 and Related Containment Measures on the B.C. Economy in 2020

BUSINESS ALERT | Preliminary Estimates of the Impact Of COVID-19 and Related Containment Measures on the B.C. Economy in 2020

In our estimates of the potential impact of COVID-19 on the B.C. economy, two scenarios are considered.

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STATEMENT: COVID-19 Leadership Pledge

STATEMENT: COVID-19 Leadership Pledge

Through the COVID-19 Leadership Pledge, #BCBizLeaders commit to act in collaboration with government, labour and others across the province to protect the health and economic well-being of our fellow British Columbians.

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Stay up to date with our COVID-19 information Page

Stay up to date with our COVID-19 information Page

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Maintaining essential services and supply chains amid an economic and health crisis

Maintaining essential services and supply chains amid an economic and health crisis

Protecting supply chains are essential to ensure the flow of and access to necessities such as food, fuel, electricity, communications, and medical supplies.

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Saving lives and livelihoods during the COVID-19 pandemic

Saving lives and livelihoods during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic presents extraordinary public health and economic challenges that are diametrically opposed in outcome.

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OPINION: This is not a time for business as usual

OPINION: This is not a time for business as usual

The overall economic situation has suddenly become dire. In this environment, the playbooks that normally guide decision-making no longer work.

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Maintaining essential services and supply chains amid an economic and health crisis

Maintaining essential services and supply chains amid an economic and health crisis

Maintaining essential services and supply chains amid an…

Protecting supply chains are essential to ensure the flow of and access to necessities such as food, fuel, electricity, communications, and medical supplies. These sources of “oxygen” to well functioning economies are under pressure during the COVID2019 pandemic.

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Saving lives and livelihoods during the COVID-19 pandemic

Saving lives and livelihoods during the COVID-19 pandemic

Saving lives and livelihoods during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic presents extraordinary public health and economic challenges that are diametrically opposed in outcome. Potentially, the fewer people that lose their lives, the more that will lose their livelihoods, and vice versa. It is the cruelest of policy dilemmas.

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OPINION: This is not a time for business as usual

OPINION: This is not a time for business as usual

OPINION: This is not a time for business as usual

The overall economic situation has suddenly become dire. In this environment, the playbooks that normally guide decision-making no longer work. Governments, in particular, must step forward decisively as economic activity in the private sector contracts significantly in the coming weeks.

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OPINION: Looming storm demands decisive action from Canadian leaders

OPINION: Looming storm demands decisive action from Canadian leaders

OPINION: Looming storm demands decisive action from…

The new year began with a modicum of optimism that the world economy would gain some traction after a sluggish 2019. A similar view was expressed by most forecasters who focus on Canada. But from today’s vantage point, it looks to be ending in tears.

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Maintaining essential services and…

Saving lives and livelihoods during the…

OPINION: This is not a time for…

OPINION: Looming storm demands decisive…