BBOT News

Statement on the Arrest of Paul Holden


  On Friday September 15th, Paul Holden, President and CEO of the Burnaby Board of Trade, was “arrested” by the Burnaby RCMP and brought to a jail cell at Lougheed Town Centre where he secured his freedom by fundraising for his bail. Funds raised for Paul’s “bail” will support the 2017 Cops for Cancer “Jail […]

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Ribbon Cutting – New BDC Burnaby Office


Join the Burnaby Board of Trade for a ribbon cutting at the new Burnaby offices of the Business Development Bank (BDC)! The BBOT will be on hand for a ceremonial ribbon cutting at 5:30pm to mark the grand opening of the new Burnaby Business Centre for BDC! Explore the new BDC offices and network with […]

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Milani Plumbing Named 2017 Burnaby Business Hall of Fame Inductee


The Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) is pleased to announce that local family business Milani Plumbing, Drainage and Heating is this year’s inductee into Burnaby’s prestigious Burnaby Business Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame induction is a special honour bestowed jointly by the BBOT and the City of Burnaby each year to a widely-recognized, […]

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BBOT Golf Tournament Brings Business Together on the Greens; Raises over $5000 for Dixon Transition Society


Business owners and professionals from across Burnaby and the region hit the greens on September 6th for the annual Burnaby Board of Trade Golf Tournament at the beautiful Riverway Golf Course in south Burnaby. Over $5000 was raised during the tournament to support to work of the Dixon Transition Society, this year’s tournament partner charity. […]

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BC Government Releases “Budget 2017 Update”


Today, Finance Minister Carol James released Budget 2017 Update, the first budget update of the new provincial government. The Burnaby Board of Trade has reviewed the Budget 2017 Update and provided for your benefit the below highlights. We will continue to engage with the provincial government over the coming months on various issues, including consultations for the […]

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Major Tax Changes Facing Incorporated Businesses


The federal government has proposed significant changes to the taxation policies and regulations surrounding private corporations which may have substantial negative impacts on small businesses and incorporated individuals. While the justification for these regulations is a focus on tax fairness and closing loopholes for high-income individuals, the sweeping changes that are proposed could have widespread […]

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5 Minutes for Business: Hammering Business – Finance Canada’s New Crackdown


The government has just proposed the most radical tax overhaul in 50 years. We’re particularly worried about the impact on business from (1) a new tax on investment income in a corporation and (2) tough new rules for compensation in family businesses. In this special edition of 5 Minutes for Business, Hendrik Brakel, our Senior […]

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BBOT Makes Submission to Parliamentary Committee on Encouraging More Women on Corporate Boards


The Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) works to make business better by developing thoughtful policies and recommendations on a variety of business topics. Today, the BBOT made an official submission to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Status of Women which shares the policy developed by our Women’s Business Success Network on how to encourage more […]

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5 Minutes for Business: Infrastructure Spending—Real Bang for the Buck!


One of our pet peeves at the Canadian Chamber is when governments talk about infrastructure investment purely in terms of how many billions they’re spending, often with few details about what the infrastructure is trying to achieve. That’s why, last month, we released a report called Stuck in Traffic for 10,000 Years: Canadian Problems that […]

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5 Minutes for Business: Business Costs and Canadian Competitiveness—We’re Not Crying Wolf


With every tax increase, the hands of Canadian business have no choice but to dig deeper and deeper in the same pocket. Initially, these tax hikes may not appear significant, but overtime, the burden accumulates drawing on the last straw. Canada, you’re a pricey place to do business. In this edition of  5 Minutes for Business, Hendrik Brakel, Senior Director, Economic, […]

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