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

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...

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 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 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...

Mar 13, 2019
B.C.'s Most Influential Women in Finance event: photos
Paul Duchart

More than 300 guests packed the Vancouver Club’s grand ballroom for BCBusiness’s first annual B.C.’s Most Influential Women event on March 7. The evening, which saluted women making an impact in finance, began with cocktails and socializing followed by a...

Mar 7, 2019
7 B.C. businesses named among best managed
Juan Rivera

While most British Columbians were busy grudgingly getting over the week’s hump day, 47 businesses celebrated their crowning in one of the country’s most recognized business awards. Today, professional services giant Deloitte announced the new winners for Canada’s Best Managed Companies. The...

Mar 7, 2019
B.C.'s Most Influential Women in Finance
By the Editors

For Kai Li, a finance professor at UBC Sauder School of Business, it’s become a familiar sight. In a typical year, about 50 percent of the school’s commerce undergraduates are female. But as third-year specialization approaches, relatively few women choose finance. Li, who teaches a course that readies students for the...

Mar 7, 2019
B.C.'s Most Influential Women in Finance: Investing
By the Editors

When the U.S. government bailed out Citigroup in late 2008, Manica Gautam was working in its London office as an associate with the global consumer and retail investment banking division. “I was probably fortunate to be cheap enough not to...

Mar 7, 2019
B.C.'s Most Influential Women in Finance: Professional Services
By the Editors

Growing up in Lavington, a small community near Vernon in the North Okanagan, Lana Kirk was good at math and science, so she expected to study science in university. But when she headed to SFU on a $20,000 entrance scholarship...

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