BBOT News

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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BBOT Voices Priorities for Upcoming Federal Budget


The Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) provides additional value to the business community by making sure its voice is heard by governments at all levels. This week, following consultations with our membership, the BBOT made an official submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance regarding the 2018 federal budget and areas that […]

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The Explosive Debate around Minimum Wage


Big increases to minimum wage are becoming fashionable in Canada: first Alberta (from $12.20 currently to $15 in October 2018), then B.C. (from $10.35 to $11.35 in September 2017) and now Ontario (from $11.40 to $15.00 in January 2019, a 30% hike in 18 months). Are workers better off or does it mean fewer jobs? […]

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Join us for a Ribbon Cutting — Riquelme & Associates CPA


Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) members are invited to join us on July 27 as we celebrate the opening of the new offices of Riquelme & Associates, CPA! The BBOT will be on hand to cut the ceremonial ribbon at 6:30pm and congratulate member Riquelme & Associates, CPA on their new premises here in Burnaby. BBOT members […]

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Government Program Spotlight: Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP)


The BCIP helps Canadian companies of all sizes move their state-of-the-art goods and services from the laboratory to the marketplace. Through the BCIP, the Government of Canada buys pre-qualified goods and services. The government moves these late-stage research and development innovations to federal departments for testing. After testing, the BCIP provides feedback to suppliers on […]

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Pre-Budget Consultations with Federal Government


The Burnaby Board of Trade adds value to our members by representing the interests of the business community with government. Currently, the federal government is conducting consultations ahead of the 2018 federal budget and the BBOT has an opportunity to provide input and share our priorities with the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance. […]

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Giro di Burnaby


Mark your calendars for July 13th for one of the top events in the city! The Giro di Burnaby returns to Burnaby’s historic “Heights” neighbourhood celebrating its 10th anniversary! The “Giro” is one race in the BC Superweek series that sees professional cyclists from all over the world come to race on the streets of […]

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5 Minutes for Business – Modernizing NAFTA – Come Join Our Campaign


As business communities around the world rise up to advocate the benefits of trade, in this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, Hendrik Brakel, the Senior Director, Economic, Financial and Tax Policy, reflects on how the Canadian Chamber of Commerce is supporting the bilateral trade relationship between Canada and the U.S. through its efforts and future […]

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