Commentary

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Despite controversy, Trans Mountain approval is the only way forward

Only in Canada could the government majority declare a climate emergency one night in the House of Commons and next morning see its cabinet approve a megaproject to channel and ship extracted bitumen...

Trump bad for Canada, say 73% of British Columbians surveyed

Whether we enjoy it or not, Canada has already been subjected to the early stages of the 2020 United States presidential campaign. If a different person were occupying the Oval Office, the attention...

Trouble in B.C.’s woods means trouble for the province’s economy

Battered and bleeding, the B.C. lumber industry has seen better days. Today, it is grappling with tough market conditions, a diminished domestic timber supply (along with rising fibre costs), U.S....

Editorial: Troubling road signs for transportation

The transportation road map ahead demands far more than navigation skills. It will require bold investment and gambles on infrastructure and operations. The recent tentative settlement in B.C.’s...

Trudeau and Fearsome Five star in Resource Fist Fight: The Sequel

The West is out. Again. The federal-provincial narrative of pre-election politics is on. Again. As it heads into an election, Justin Trudeau’s suddenly trailing government is in the process of...

BC NDP housing policies destroying British Columbians’ wealth

Never in history has B.C. lost so much wealth so quickly – and intentionally. A year and a half ago, British Columbians awoke to a startling announcement from their government: the BC NDP said it...

Unravelling transaction multiples, business valuation mysteries

the last 10 years, the North American transaction market has been strong and business valuations have been rising. The result? There’s a high probability that you or someone you know has recently...

Wrestling with impostor syndrome reveals key career truths

In 2010, the Women’s Executive Network selected me as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women. My reaction was one of mixed emotions; I was honoured, elated, humbled yet a bit embarrassed. I...

British Columbians want change when it comes to child care: survey

After Quebec began the implementation of a nearly universal child care system in 1997, many other jurisdictions in Canada have attempted to emulate the policy. Proud Quebecers who have benefitted are...

Surveying the state of online awareness and cyberscams in Canada

My company’s email address has been active for just over a year. In that span, I have received an extraordinary array of messages that echo the so-called “Nigerian scam.” Among all of the...