Some B.C. government policies are at odds with ambitions to grow the province’s tech sector.
Political pressures surrounding attempts to attract or sustain investment from high-profile foreign businesses can be overwhelming.
If governments eliminated corporate taxes, they'd eliminate the double taxation of corporate profits.
Investing abroad makes home-country companies more efficient, thereby enabling those companies to grow faster than they otherwise would.
Do companies like General Motors or Welspun make investment decisions based on speeches they hear or nice conversations they have with national leaders?
Ever since Berkshire Hathaway Energy announced it would buy up Calgary-based AltaLink Ltd (an electricity transmission company with 12,000 kilometres of power lines), the predictable protectionist sentiment ramped up.