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B.C. Budget 2018: Reaction to affordable housing policies

The level of concern around housing, homelessness and poverty in British Columbia reached an “extraordinarily high level” in advance of the BC NDP’s first full budget, according to Insights West....

Restaurant sector reflects on new B.C. payroll tax

The B.C. government’s plan to eliminate Medical Services Plan (MSP) premiums on January 1, 2020, and introduce a new payroll tax has some restaurant owners concerned that the move will burden them...

B.C Budget 2018: Business groups slam payroll tax

Business groups in B.C. are generally applauding the BC NDP government’s first full budget for being balanced and for addressing affordability issues, but are slamming the government’s plan to...

Women in business: Opting out

In her 16 years as a senator, Mobina Jaffer has seen many promising female politicians make a powerful debut in Parliament only to head for the exit. Although Canada has attracted international...

Cannabis companies get mixed public relations reception

With marijuana legalization looming in Canada, issues surrounding the marketing of cannabis firms have divided players in the public relations industry. While some PR agencies are eager to take on...

First BC NDP coalition budget opts for low drama economic stewardship

The B.C. budget is a low-drama peace offering about stewardship of the country’s best economy and a high-drama declaration of war on the country’s worst housing mess. Skeptics have been waiting for...

Budget 2018 earmarks more than $6 billion for affordable homes over next decade

Billions for new homes and tougher tax policies held prime real estate in the BC NDP’s first full budget as the party met “huge” expectations with historic spending on housing and affordability...

B.C. Budget 2018: B.C. businesses to pay new payroll tax

The B.C. government will balance the budget, eliminate its operating debt one year early, invest $1 billion in universal daycare, break records for capital spending, eliminate Medical Services Plan...

The future of fashion will be digitized

The pace of change in the fashion world is mind-boggling. Online shopping giant Amazon (Nasdaq:AMZN) recently launched its own clothing line while retail malls across North America are closing at an...

Women in business: Reimagining work-life balance

The ever-elusive work-life balance. Is it achievable? Or is it a myth? The answer depends on whom you ask. Some people feel it can never be achieved because work and life are one and the same. They...

Payfirma boardroom battle ends with approval of company’s sale

A boardroom battle entangling some of Vancouver’s most notable names in business has ended with the approval of the sale of the company that sparked the clash. Shareholders gave to the greenlight to...

Muji to open Richmond store this spring

Japanese retailer Muji announced on Twitter last week that it will open its third B.C. location in Richmond.   As the seventh location in Canada, the shop will come to Richmond Centre in April. The...