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Business in Vancouver: Throne Speech Signals Spending Spree


Greg D’Avignon, CEO of the Business Council of British Columbia, said many of the priorities in the throne speech are also priorities for business, since affordability is important to attracting and retaining workers.

But Tuesday’s Throne speech focused primarily on spending, and had little to say about wealth generation.

“It actually touches on a lot of important issues for business and for private citizens,” D’Avignon said. “We want to make sure we increase the quality of life that we really enjoy in British Columbia.

“But it can’t all be about spending – it has to be about creating. We’re looking forward to the government’s steps that it will take to reduce complexity, reduce costs, reduce the time to decisions, create more certainty for people in business to invest capital.”

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