Submissions & Presentations
SUBMISSION in advance of the 2019 Provincial Budget
The Business Council's submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services in advance of the 2019 Provincial Budget.
SUBMISSION: Joint Business Community Response to the B.C. Law Institute's Consultation on the Employment Standards Act
A joint response by a coalition of BC Business Associations to the B.C. Law Institute report on updating and reforming the Employment Standards Act
SUBMISSION: Climate Change Intentions Papers
The Business Council's comments on three Climate Change Intentions Papers: Clean Growth Program for Industry; Clean, Efficient Buildings; and Clean Transportation
SUBMISSION: B.C. Environmental Assessment Revitalization Discussion Paper
Business Council comments on the Discussion Paper based on engagement to date in the province’s review of B.C.’s environmental assessment (EA) process.
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.
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.
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.
SUBMISSION: Labour Relations Code Review Panel
The Business Council's submission on the review of the B.C. Labour Relations Code.
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.
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.
SUBMISSION: Professional Reliance Review
Business Council comments on the Professional Reliance Review being undertaken by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change.
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.
SUBMISSION: Fair Wages Commission
The Business Council's submission to the BC Government's Fair Wages Commission
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.
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.
Presentation: The best of times?
Check out Jock Finlayson's latest presentation on the BC economy in the context of global economic trends.
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
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
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 .
SUBMISSION: Canadian Environmental Protection Act Review
BCBC summary comments on the House of Commons Standing Committee Report