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Archive: 2019

Federal Budget 2019: Lots more spending, nothing to improve competitiveness or productivity

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Budget 2019 delivers some promising program spending but little to address B.C.'s deteriorating competitiveness

The Business Council is concerned that policy-makers are underplaying signs of softening growth globally and in North America. Increasing costs, an inability to advance major projects, and significant uncertainty for investors and firms looking to expand are eroding confidence and overall competitiveness in B.C.

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Are electric vehicles really the answer?

Given the intrinsic and complicated role of the automobile in our lives, the challenges of transition are enormous.

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A shifting provincial landscape

The Business Council's 2018 fourth quarter B.C. Economic Review and Outlook shows the economies in Canada and British Columbia are cooling from recent highs but remain reasonably positive.

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