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SUBMISSION: Bill C-69 Impact Assessment Act and Related Discussion Papers

The Business Council has significant concerns with Bill C-69 and with some parts of the related discussion papers.

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SUBMISSION: Bill C-68, An Act to Amend the Fisheries Act

Business Council of British Columbia submission on the Government of Canada's proposed updates to the Fisheries Act.

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PRESENTATION: Economic Update @ COFI by Jock Finlayson

BCBC Chief Policy Officer and Executive Vice President, Jock Finlayson presented on April 5th to the Annual Council of Forest Industries (COFI) convention in Prince George. He discussed the contribution of the B.C. forest industry to the national and provincial economies, as well as competitiveness challenges facing Canada's natural resource sectors and businesses across our diverse economy.

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SUBMISSION: Labour Relations Code Review Panel

The Business Council's submission on the review of the B.C. Labour Relations Code.

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SUBMISSION: Clean Fuel Standard Regulatory Framework

Business Council comments on the proposed Clean Fuel Standard Regulatory Framework released by Environment and Climate Change Canada in December 2017.

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SUBMISSION: MSP Task Force

The Business Council's submission to the MSP Task Force which has been asked to advise on how to make up the forgone revenue from the elimination of Medical Services Plan premiums.

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SUBMISSION: Professional Reliance Review

Business Council comments on the Professional Reliance Review being undertaken by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change.

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Presentation: Competitive Landscape of BC's Natural Resource Sectors

Check out Jock Finlayson's presentation to the 2018 BC Natural Resources Forum on the economic contributions of resources to BC's economy - and the risks to the sectors' competitiveness.

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SUBMISSION: Fair Wages Commission

The Business Council's submission to the BC Government's Fair Wages Commission

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Dear Premier Horgan: Let's Build Site C

Having considered the evidence, including the BC Utilities Commission’s (BCUC) recent report, our reputational risk and the anticipated significant electricity demand as we accelerate into the digital age and low carbon economy, we offer our support for completing the project, for several reasons – some of which are also referenced in a recent submission from the BC Building Trades unions.

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Dear Prime Minister:

The TPP is more important than ever

A letter to Prime Minister Trudeau urging his government to conclude the negotiations on the TPP and implement the agreement as quickly as possible.

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Presentation: The best of times?

Check out Jock Finlayson's latest presentation on the BC economy in the context of global economic trends.

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PRESENTATION: BCBC Testimony on the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act

BCBC presentation to the Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on Transportation, Infrastructure and Communities on Bill C-48 - Oil Tanker Moratorium Act

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SUBMISSION in advance of the 2018 Provincial Budget

The Business Council's submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services in advance of the 2018 Provincial Budget

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SUBMISSION: Environmental and Regulatory Reviews Discussion Paper

The Business Council's comments on the Government of Canada's June 2017 Environmental and Regulatory Reviews Discussion Paper .

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SUBMISSION: Canadian Environmental Protection Act Review

BCBC summary comments on the House of Commons Standing Committee Report

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SUBMISSION: Technical Paper on the Federal Carbon Pricing Backstop

The Business Council's summary comments on the Government of Canada's Technical Paper on a Carbon Pricing Backstop

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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.

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SUBMISSION: Clean Fuel Standard Discussion Paper

The Business Council's comments on Environment and Climate Change Canada's Clean Fuel Standard Discussion Paper

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