BBOT News

Steel and Aluminum Tariff Countermeasures — Feedback Sought


On May 31, 2018, the United States (U.S.) announced the imposition of tariffs on imports of certain steel and aluminum products from Canada (at the rates of 25% and 10%, respectively). In response to these measures, Canada intends to impose surtaxes or similar trade-restrictive countermeasures against up to C$16.6 billion in imports of steel, aluminum, […]

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Province Launches Small Business Task Force – Consultations Ongoing


In May, the provincial government struck a three-member Small Business Task Force to gather input from small-business owners throughout the province to inform policy recommendations to the provincial government. Throughout the month of June, the Small Business Task Force will gather feedback on small-business priorities and will issue a final report of its findings with recommendations to […]

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Open House for Norland Street Supportive Housing Project


BC Housing is working in collaboration with the City of Burnaby on a proposal to build approximately 52 units of supportive housing at 3986 Norland Avenue. BC Housing would develop the housing and Progressive Housing Society would operate it and provide on-site supports to tenants. There will be three community open houses held this week […]

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BC Minimum Wage Increases June 1st


  The first of the planned increases of the minimum wage to $15 per hour took effect June 1st, 2018. Effective June 1, 2018: General minimum wage increases 11.5% to $12.65 per hour, an increase of $1.30 per hour. Liquor server minimum wage increases 12.9% to $11.40 per hour, an increase of $1.30 per hour. […]

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BBOT’s Position to Stop Employer Health Tax Endorsed by BC Chamber of Commerce


At the 66th annual general meeting of the BC Chamber of Commerce this weekend,  the Burnaby Board of Trade’s (BBOT) policy position on the Employer Health Tax was endorsed by delegates and will be adopted as official policy of the provincial chamber. Representatives from chambers of commerce and boards of trade from across BC attended […]

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Translink Releases Report from Mobility Pricing Independent Commission on Possible Road Pricing System


Today, the Mobility Pricing Independent Commission released its final report on road pricing and the possible implementation of such a system in Metro Vancouver.  The Translink report suggests road pricing as a solution to addressing congestion and recommends further consideration of this issue.  The Commission’s report can be found here.  Yesterday, the Burnaby Board of […]

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BBOT Issues Road Pricing Report Ahead of Expected Translink Review


Translink is currently undergoing a review of mobility pricing—or road pricing—to determine how it could be implemented in the region.  The Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) identified a road pricing system as having potentially significant impacts on our regional transportation system and economy—and on our BBOT members—and therefore has engaged with Translink on this issue […]

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See photos from the State of the City Luncheon


This year’s State of the City Luncheon featuring Mayor Corrigan’s annual address was the largest ever, with over 350 people attending this signature BBOT event.  The photos from the event are available and can be viewed on our Burnaby Board of Trade Flickr page.

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“Join in June” Membership Competition


    Four Teams. Four Great Causes. One Strong Business Community.  From June 1st to 29th the Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) is holding it a Membership Competition to grow our business network while supporting the work of local non-profit organizations! The “Join in June” competition will see four teams of BBOT members reaching out […]

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5 Minutes for Business: Steel and Aluminum Tariffs


In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, we examine the looming threat of steel and aluminum tariffs being imposed by the United States. Despite receiving a temporary exemption—along with the European Union and Mexico—until June 1, Canada should be fully and permanently exempted from any tariffs, quotas or other measures designed to reduce the […]

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