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Mar 20, 2019
Winners and losers in the 2019 federal budget

Yesterday (March 19), Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal government announced yet another annual budget. Your feelings about what actually happened will probably hinge on where your political affiliations lie. Some facts that are undeniable: It was the fourth budget introduced by the team, the last before the 2019 federal election. OK...

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Mar 20, 2019
As concern for the welfare of farm animals grows, will consumers put their money where their mouths are?
Roberta Staley

Every so often, Steve Easterbrook’s roosters, who act as sentinels for his thousands of brown hens, mistake a plane descending into nearby Vancouver International Airport for a predatory hawk or eagle. The warning squawks send the hens scurrying back into the...

Mar 20, 2019
TWU Makes Adult Degree Completion Easier

BCBusiness + Trinity Western University Adult learners generally abandon their academic journey for competing work obligations and varied life pressures. Degree completion for busy adults is at the heart of the Adult Degree Completion (ADC) program at Trinity Western University (TWU). With an...

Mar 19, 2019
5 most popular biz books from the week of March 11 to 17
Munro’s Books

Best-selling business titles provided by Munro’s Books, 1108 Government Street, Victoria, B.C.

Mar 19, 2019
On Trend: Three ways authenticity rules for consumers of goods or travel
Felicity Stone

Fake news may or may not be a thing, but interest in the authenticity of brands, products and experiences shows no signs of cooling. Expedia Group’s 2016 Millennial Traveller Report found that experiencing authentic culture was most important to 76...

Mar 19, 2019
CPA Skills Support Tech Success

BCBusiness + Chartered Professional Accountants From Matthew Anderson’s perspective, the progression from becoming a Chartered Professional Accountant to becoming the co-founder of a robotics company is entirely logical. “Working as a CPA gave me enormous insight into how businesses work and how...

Mar 18, 2019
How to make business work for women: panel
Felicity Stone

This month, BCBusiness published its fifth annual feature on B.C.’s Most Influential Women, with a focus on 96 finance leaders. For the first time, we also held a public event to recognize the women in person. On March 7, more...

Mar 18, 2019
Pot Shots: There’s a new dealer in town
Guy Saddy

In my Vancouver office you’ll find a 2007 iMac, a couple of guitars, an impressive dustball collection and one gram of high-potency marijuana (total THC: 18.5 percent), purchased online through BC Cannabis Stores. The process—once called scoring, if I’m not...

Mar 15, 2019
Small Business Minister Mary Ng makes the case for female entrepreneurship
Nick Rockel

Mary Ng’s marching orders from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau come with plenty of actual legwork. The federal minister of small business and export promotion has been criss-crossing the country to boost the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES), a new $2-billion national program...

Mar 15, 2019
The BCBusiness 2019 Education Guide: How to find the right tech school
Dee Hon

Jennifer Waldern is going places. On a brisk December day, the seagulls on Vancouver’s Granville Island squawk around her as she soaks in some last sights of the city. Next week the 2013 UBC computer science graduate is moving to...

Mar 14, 2019
Poll: Canadians offloading assets to pay down debts
Juan Rivera

While the country faces a national debt of nearly $700 billion, Canadians are feeling their own financial squeeze. Leger Marketing's 2019 Household Debt Survey, which polled 1,515 Canadians, found that one in five would need to sell off assets to repay debt. The...

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