BBOT News

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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Free Manufacturing Insights Seminar at Purdy’s – MEET BAXTER!


The Burnaby Board of Trade’s recent partnership with CME BC means our members (you) can attend this fascinating seminar at Purdy’s in Burnaby for FREE ($45 value)!! Register here as a member (leave the non-member tickets blank): https://bc.cmemec.ca/mpower/event/loadevent.action?e=134 KPMG Manufacturing Insights: Productivity Improvement Seminar Get ready. The robots are coming. According to recent research, advanced industrial […]

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Three new elevators planned for Metrotown Station means current elevator closed starting Feb. 26


Shuttle service is in place The elevator at Metrotown SkyTrain Station is being taken out of service, starting today, while TransLink builds three new elevators to replace it. The improvements are part of an upgrade to one of the oldest and busiest stations on the Expo Line. The only alternative to shutting down the current […]

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BBOT Supports Balanced Budget


Burnaby Board of Trade President & CEO Paul Holden was in Victoria for the release of the new provincial budget and attended the budget speech by Finance Minister Mike de Jong in person at the Legislative Assembly. The BBOT is generally supportive of this ‘stay the course’ budget and is especially pleased to see the […]

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From Floor of BC Legislature the Burnaby Board of Trade Supports “Stay the Course” 2015 Budget


The Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) is voicing its support of the balanced budget released today in Victoria by provincial Finance Minister Mike de Jong. After watching Minister de Jong deliver the budget speech live in the BC Legislature, BBOT President & CEO Paul Holden expressed support for the new budget saying: “The BBOT is […]

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