Government

Oct 14, 2020
Winners and losers from B.C.’s political leaders debate
Nathan Caddell

The narrative coming into the first and only B.C. leaders debate before the October 26 October 24 provincial election was fairly clear. As with any campaign where one party is dominating early polls, the conventional wisdom was that BC Liberal...

Oct 8, 2020
Best B.C. beers in swing ridings: A close race is brewing in Langley for the first time in years
Nathan Caddell

October is BC Craft Beer Month. There’s also an election coming up, if you haven’t heard. Because politics and beer actually mix very well, we’ll be analyzing the top three beers in ridings across the province up until the October...

Oct 8, 2020
B.C. political parties spar over best way toward economic recovery at Board of Trade event
Nathan Caddell

They weren’t in the same room and they weren’t talking at the same time, but that didn’t stop the leaders of B.C.’s three top political parties from taking shots at each another. While Premier John Horgan focused mostly on his record at a...

Oct 8, 2020
Quarter of Greater Vancouver businesses don’t expect to survive the next 12 months: report
By the Editors

A survey released today by the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade in partnership with Mustel Group found that one in four businesses in B.C. don’t expect to survive more than 12 months. Also, only four in 10 expect to return to...

Oct 6, 2020
Restaurants Canada calls on B.C.’s next government to get cooking
By the Editors

What’s on the menu? A lot for B.C.’s political parties to chew on, it seems. Restaurants Canada, a nonprofit association representing foodservice workers across the country, has fittingly released a menu of the items it wants to see the next B.C.

Oct 2, 2020
BCBusiness Report Card: Debate preparation and a good week for Vancouver tech
Nathan Caddell

The first U.S. presidential debate was a massive tire fire inside a dumpster fire inside a burning building. We’re not even trying to be funny; that’s really the most adequate description we can come up with. But it made us think...

Sep 24, 2020
BC Liberals lean on business leaders to fill candidate spots across the province
Nathan Caddell

This is a pivotal election for the BC Liberal Party. After coming in as the favourite and narrowly missing out on forming government last time around, the party comes into this contest as the presumptive underdog. The current government, led by...

Jul 17, 2020
BCBusiness Report Card: Nice time is over at the provincial legislature
Nathan Caddell

What does “getting back to normal” mean? Well, it means restaurants and bars, haircuts and professional sports. All things we’re seeing now, even if they are altered slightly (haircuts with masks) or dramatically (Major League Soccer—and soon the NHL—with no fans). But if...

Feb 20, 2020
BCBusiness Report Card: Breaking down the budget
Nathan Caddell

Two months into 2020, and British Columbians have collectively made the switch from checking the news to see if snow is going to derail their transportation plans to checking to see if protestors will do it instead. Is that progress? Speaking of...

Dec 6, 2019
In BC Chamber address, John Horgan makes the case for government spending, Indigenous rights
Nick Rockel

John Horgan showed off his yellow Star Trek socks earlier this week, but what he really wanted to talk about was how he thinks British Columbians and their businesses can live long and prosper. Without a phaser to fall back on, the NDP premier and hard-core Trekkie also demonstrated his skill...

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