Submissions & Presentations
GUEST SPEAKER: Jeffrey Simpson's Keynote at the Fifth Annual Chair's Dinner
On June 7, 2017, Canadian thought leader and former Globe and Mail national affairs columnist, Jeffrey Simpson, provided the keynote address at our Fifth Annual Chair's Dinner. In his remarks, Mr. Simpson shared his views of Canada at 150 and provided his unique insight into British Columbia's position in the Canadian federation, our nation's partnerships with the United States, and new challenges and opportunities in a complex world He has generously agreed to share his speech below.
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SUBMISSION: Expert Panel Review of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Process
The Business Council's summary comments on the Expert Panel's recent report and review of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and process.
SUBMISSION: Clean Fuel Standard Discussion Paper
The Business Council's comments on Environment and Climate Change Canada's Clean Fuel Standard Discussion Paper
Slideshare: Turbulent Times: Our economic prospects in an uncertain world
In his April 6, 2017 presentation to the Annual Council of Forest Industries Conference, BCBC Chief Policy Officer Jock Finlayson described the state of the global, American and Canadian economies and their potential impact on BC's forest sector.
Slideshare: BC Economy Still Healthy...But Growth Will Downshift in 2017
This slideshare presentation walks through the lastest BCBC BC Economic Review and Outlook Report.
SUBMISSION: Expert Panel Review of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and Process
The Business Council of British Columbia's submission to the Expert Panel reviewing the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and Process.
PRESENTATION: Canadian Environmental Assessment Act & Review Process
Presentation to the Expert Panel reviewing the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and Process by Denise Mullen, Director, Environment and Sustainability.
SUBMISSION in advance of the 2017 Provincial Budget
The Business Council's submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services in advance of the 2017 Provincial Budget
SUBMISSION to the Commission on Tax Competitiveness
The Business Council of British Columbia's submission to the B.C. Commission on Tax Competitiveness
Letter to the Honourable Catherine McKenna re Pacific Northwest LNG
On September 22, 2016, Greg D'Avignon, President and CEO of the Business Council wrote to the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, regarding the Pacific Northwest LNG project.
PRESENTATION: Aboriginal Economic Development & Prosperity Forum
Our Economic Prospects in a Slow-Growth World as presented by Jock Finlayson and Ken Peacock at the Aboriginal Economic Development and Prosperity Forum.
SUBMISSON: BCBC Input to the Federal Government's 2016 Immigration Consultation Process
The Business Council's input to the Federal Government's 2016 Immigration Consultation Process made via the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website.
SPEAKING NOTES: Trans Mountain Ministerial Panel Review Economic Roundtable
Greg D'Avignon's presentation to the Trans Mountain Ministerial Review Economic Roundtable on August 16, 2016
BCBC Submission on Climate Leadership Team October 2015 Recommendations
Business Council of British Columbia's submission on the Province of British Columbia's Climate Leadership Team October 2015 Recommendations
Post-Budget Economic Overview
Jock Finlayson presents a look at the global, national and BC economies in the context of the March 22nd federal budget.
Priorities for the 2016 Federal Budget
Business Council priorities for the 2016 Federal Budget.
Jock Finlayson Presentation Peering Through the Gloom: The Longer-Term Outlook for Commodities Presented at the BC Natural Resources Forum, Prince George, January 20, 2016
On January 20, 2016, Jock Finlayson participated in the Invested in Resources - Finances panel moderated by the Honourable Shirley Bond, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training at the BC Natural Resource Forum in Prince George. Jock's presentation provides an overview of the current global economic climate and describes how British Columbia is well positioned to benefit from growth in global demand for many natural resource-based products over the next 25 years. Key to this will be government policy that focuses on creating a competitive operating environment to attract investment in resource extraction and upgrading --as well as in related infrastructure development.
Submission: BCBC Pre-Budget Submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance (Budget 2016)
Business Council of British Columbia has shared its views on the economy and some initial recommendations on Budget 2016 with the Standing Legislative Committee on Finance and Government Services (the Committee). The Council encourages the Committee to take note of the current uncertain global economy and to recognize the need to bolster the province’s competitiveness – particularly in the traded industry clusters that are central to BC’s prosperity.
Submission: Climate Leadership Plan Discussion Paper
The Business Council's response to the Province of BC's July 2015 Discussion Paper - Climate Leadership Plan.
Letter to the Honourable Ed Fast regarding Canada's Participation in the TPP
On July 28, 2015, Greg D'Avignon, President and CEO of the Business Council wrote to the Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade regarding Canada's participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership multi-national trade agreement.