B.C.’s LNG industry has the potential to supply 11 to 20 per cent of the Asia-Pacific LNG market by 2020.
A small community in northern British Columbia rejected a billion dollar LNG deal and recently announced it's seeking aboriginal title on land slated for a $36 billion LNG project.
If Canadians ever needed proof that narrow politicking interferes with sensible consumer choice, they need look no further than the byzantine “reforms” on the sale of beer, wine and spirits proposed by Ontario, and one restrictive “reform” recently enacted in British Columbia.
The B.C. government recently announced it will increase the minimum wage in September to $10.45 per hour. Thereafter, annual increases will be automatically pegged at the rate of inflation.
More than 10,700 British Columbians were employed in the mining sector in 2013 with an average salary and benefits totalling $114,600. That same year, the mining industry contributed $511 million in revenues to the B.C. government. However, the industry faces an uncertain future.
Government workers in B.C. make more, receive better pensions, and retire earlier than private sector workers in similar positions
Carbon taxes are back on centre stage in Canada, after a new “bipartisan” Ecofiscal Commission came out in favour of the idea.
“B.C. is currently on target to balance the 2014/15 budget,” declared Mike de Jong, B.C.’s finance minister while unveiling the government’s latest financial update. Understandably, many British Columbians will take de Jong’s comments at face value.
As BC parents and students struggle with the teachers’ strike and prospects of a significantly delayed school year, it’s worth understanding how and why one-in-eight students (and their parents) in the province is unaffected by the strike.