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OCT

October 19, 2015 BC Chamber of Commerce Public Affairs Update

October 19, 2015 In This Issue Tight three-way race in battleground B.C. Premier Clark remains optimistic about LNG 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 most broadly-based business organization in the province, the BC […]

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OCT

October 5, 2015 BC Chamber Public Affairs Update

October 5, 2015 In This Issue Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement reached Premier Clark targets NDP on jobs at mid-term Bennett appointed Chair of BC Hydro Still a three-way race in B.C The Public Affairs Update is your weekly insight, perspective and analysis on politics in British Columbia and Canada.  This newsletter is brought to you […]

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SEP

New CBT Program to Strengthen Non-Profits

New Program to Strengthen Non-profits Non-profits Invited to Seek Organizational Development SupportNon-profit organizations that need help with organizational development can now access Columbia Basin Trust’s new Non-profit Support Program. This program offers Basin non-profits a new approach to help increase capacity, become more sustainable and become more efficient. The program offers expertise in areas like […]

21
SEP

September 21, 2015 BC Chamber Public Affairs Update

September 21, 2015 In This Issue Minimum wage increases by 20 cents B.C.’s first quarterly report forecasts Balanced Budget 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 most broadly-based business organization in the province, the BC […]

02
SEP

2015 Business Award Sponsored by Family Resource Centre

Family Friendly Business Investing in families is good for business – think small, act big Does your business welcome families? Here are some small changes you can make to welcome families in your business. Businesses who offer at least one item from Amenities, Attitude and Activities are eligible to be designated as a Columbia Valley […]

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AUG

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 […]

13
AUG

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 cbt.org/schoolworks 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 […]

12
AUG

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 […]

11
AUG

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 […]

31
JUL

BC Chamber Network Benefits from Provinical Cabinet Shuffle

While the reshuffle is relatively small there are a number of important changes that we would bring your attention to. Minister of Small Business, Red Tape Reduction and Minister Responsible for Liquor Distribution Branch – The Hon. Coralee Oakes Of particular importance is the creation of a new fully-fledged Ministry dedicated to small business.  This […]

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