Christy Clark sides with unions in Site C case

BC Hydro went too dam far and so, perhaps, did the feds

Clark makes nice with unions
Christy Clark is siding with unions on this one. BC Hydro overstepped when it tried to prevent unions from organizing on the Site C dam project, Clark said Tuesday morning. After calling BC Hydro CEO Jessica McDonald, Clark said that McDonald had agreed to reverse the decision, which would have allowed Site C contractors to employ non-unionized workers whom unions would be forbidden from unionizing.

Correction: The Progressive Contractors Association of Canada supports BC Hydro’s original position; an earlier version of this article said the opposite. It is the Yukon Territory Building and Construction Trades Council that supports Clark’s response.

Living proof
LifeSciences BC has announced its 2015 award winners, given to companies and individuals “who have made a significant and meaningful contribution in the field of health and life sciences” in B.C. Here’s who won:

Life Sciences Company of the Year: STEMCELL Technologies Inc. 
Medical Technology Company of the Year: Kardium Inc.
Growth Stage Life Sciences Company of the Year: Qu Biologics Inc.
Award for Clinical Research Excellence: BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

To see the rest of the awards and who got ’em, go here.

A helping hand—for Alberta
The feds have finally implemented their long-awaited promise to introduce income splitting for couples with children. It applies to the 2014 tax year, but odds are, it doesn’t apply to you. That’s because a majority of child-raising British Columbians don’t qualify. BCBusiness‘s latest infographic examines the pitfalls of income splitting. Check it out.