BBOT News

Burnaby Board of Trade Members Explore Business Opportunities with Hong Kong


As part of its High Tea event series, the Burnaby Board of Trade held a special dim sum event on March 30th, 2015 with special guests from the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office and the Hong Kong Canada Business Association. Representatives from these organizations presented on the potential […]

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Burnaby Board of Trade: “It’s time to fix the PST”


On the 2-year anniversary of the return of the provincial sales tax (PST), the Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) is calling on the provincial government to fix the tax by beginning to remove the tax burden on business investments in new equipment, machinery and software with the creation of a refundable input tax credit. According […]

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The Burnaby Board of Trade is looking for presenters for Green Talks!


The Burnaby Board of Trade is looking for presenters for Green Talks!, our annual sustainability forum The BBOT’s annual environmental event brings together 100 individuals who care about sustainability in business and in our communities for an evening of networking, amazing food, and great presentations on the many ways businesses, organizations, neighborhoods and individuals are […]

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5 Minutes for Business: Is Canada Heading for Recession?


The BBOT, through its connection with the Canadian Chamber network, is pleased to bring you “5 Minutes for Business” — brief and informative updates on various business topics. Check back here every two weeks to get up to speed on a different business or economic topic courtesy of the Burnaby Board of Trade and the […]

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BBOT represents business community to 100 municipal leaders for Federation of Canadian Municipalities gathering


From March 4 through 7, approximately one hundred municipal leaders from across Canada, gathered in Burnaby for a board meeting of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, the national voice of municipal government – likely the last FCM board meeting before the federal election. At the close of the meeting, a news release was issued by FCM that details […]

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What we know about the new Canadian – U.S. border deal


Read the full article from Global News here. Highlights: Canada and the U.S. signed a new agreement Monday that could make travel between countries easier and faster. Pre-clearance away from border: Customs agents will be able to pre-screen travellers away from country entry points (at new facilities) that would ease congestion at border crossings. Budgeting […]

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B.C. indexes minimum wage to provincial CPI


The B.C. government is indexing increases in the general minimum hourly wage and liquor server wage to B.C.’s Consumer Price Index (CPI), Minister for Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training, and Minister Responsible for Labour, Shirley Bond announced today. The government is committed to reasonable and predictable yearly minimum wage increases linked to B.C. CPI. Going […]

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Burnaby Board of Trade supports cautious ‘Yes’ in transit referendum


Update: Paul Holden appeared live on the Michael Eckford Show on CKNW this past week discussing the BBOT’s support for a “cautious yes” vote in the transit referendum.  You can listen to the clip here — select the date of March 4th and the time of 3pm and then progress forward until about 42:00 to […]

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