Government

May 19, 2022
Meet B.C.'s New Real Estate Regulator - BC Financial Services Authority

Buying or selling real estate is a big investment. For some individuals, it’s the biggest financial decision of their lives. For businesses, securing real estate in a location that meets both customer and business needs can be crucial for success.

May 17, 2022
Will Vancouver's Broadway Plan pass?
Nathan Caddell

If you’ve heard about the City of Vancouver’s upcoming Broadway Plan, you’ve likely already decided what side you’re on. The 30-year plan will effectively seek to build a “second downtown” along Vancouver’s Broadway corridor and build housing and retail around...

May 4, 2022
Voters in Burnaby, Okanagan set to see change with new proposed federal election districts
Nathan Caddell

Adding a new electoral district in a province is sort of like playing Tetris: each addition has deep-reaching implications. Every 10 years, electoral district boundaries are reconsidered and, thanks to the growing population in the province, a 43rd riding was...

Feb 22, 2022
Opinion: Opening the gate to skills training will lead to a path of prosperity for B.C.
Jacquie Griffiths

Jacquie Griffiths is executive vice-president of Invest Vancouver, a regional economic prosperity service of Metro Vancouver with the objective of attracting strategic investment and laying the foundation for a region where every resident can thrive economically in a fast-changing economy. It...

Feb 18, 2022
Vancouver magazine’s Power 50 party is March 1, and you’re invited
By BCBusiness

Our sister publication is hosting a party for the 50 most influential people in Vancouver, and like any good sibling, we’re passing along the invite. (Don’t tell our parents.) (Just kidding; if the ruling “parents” in this case are provincial...

Feb 15, 2022
Are missing middle homes the answer to Metro Vancouver’s affordability crisis?
By the Editors

If Metro Vancouver wants to tackle housing affordability and climate change, building more detached homes and doubling down on condo towers isn’t the answer. That’s the message from a new report by the B.C. office of the Canadian Centre for Policy...

Feb 7, 2022
Kevin Falcon just won the BC Liberal leadership. Here’s a deep dive into his life, from our archives
Frances Bula

By winning the BC Liberal Party leadership, Kevin Falcon just made a high-profile return to politics after several years in property development. As the former MLA and cabinet minister gears up to take on the NDP in the next provincial election, we dug...

Jan 28, 2022
Want to break B.C.’s boom-and-bust cycle? Focus on people, tech leader argues
Nick Rockel

Every business likes to say that people are its greatest asset. For Jill Tipping, president and CEO of the BC Tech Association, that maxim applies to our whole province. You can read all about it in A New Economic Narrative for...

Nov 19, 2021
Most B.C. businesses unhappy with federal election outcome: poll
By the Editors

The recent federal election may have been a snoozer, but British Columbians have strong feelings about how it will shake out for them. In two separate polls on behalf of BCBusiness, Mustel Group asked B.C. residents and businesses how happy they...

Nov 12, 2021
Voting Lessons: Some B.C. takeaways from a very boring federal election
Nathan Caddell

With 12.4 percent, B.C. had the third-highest proportion of Green Party voters in 2019, trailing only New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. The 2021 share was still higher than the national average but plunged to 5.3 percent (second to PEI).

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