Archive for August, 2015


August 24th, 2015 – BC Chamber Public Affairs Update

August 24, 2015 In This Issue Federal Leaders target votes in battleground B.C. NDP leads competitive race in B.C. B.C. Legislature returns for six weeks in September The Public Affairs Update is your weekly insight, perspective and analysis on politics in British Columbia and Canada.  This newsletter is brought to you by the largest and […]


2015 Student Works Program – Now accepting applications

2015 Student Works Program – Now accepting applications

Small businesses and organizations around the Basin can once again get support to hire students through the School Works Program. Applications will be available on August 13, 2015 at noon PT at and are assessed on a first-come, first-served basis. The program provides a wage subsidy of up to $8/hour to encourage employers to […]


Updates on exciting cultural tourism projects in the Columbia Valley!

The vision of the Columbia Cultural Tourism Association – to foster a rich and unified Valley culture capable of serving as a strong tourism draw, built upon the foundations of Coordination, Collaboration, Cooperation and Communication – is continuing to guide and grow many projects throughout the region. The CCTA is delighted to see that industry-led […]


Why We Need the TPP (“Trans-Pacific Partnership” or “Trade Is a Pain for Politicians”)

The TPP is a proposed trade agreement between several Pacific Rim countries, including Canada. The TPP seeks to lower trade barriers, establish a common framework for intellectual property, enforce standards for labour law and environmental law, and establish an investor-state dispute settlement mechanism. The Peterson Institute for International Economic estimates that by 2025, the TPP […]

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