BBOT News

5 Minutes for Business: The Comeau Case and Interprovincial Trade


In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, Aaron Van Tassel, the Canadian Chamber’s  Business Law Committee Intern, examines the Comeau case, which will be heard by the Supreme Court of Canada this week, and the lasting impact it could have on interprovincial trade. When Gerard Comeau crossed over to Québec from New Brunswick, where he […]

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BBOT Releases Report on BC’s Minimum Wage & Appears Before Fair Wages Commission


As part of the Burnaby Board of Trade’s (BBOT) appearance before the Fair Wages Commission on November 30, the BBOT has released a report entitled “BC’s Minimum Wage: Getting to 15,” offering the perspective of its members and the Burnaby business community on this issue. With input from surveys of its membership specifically on this […]

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BC Liquor Licensee Education Session


The Government of BC’s Liquor Control and Licensing Branch will be holding a free information session in Burnaby on November 23 to provide owners of licensed establishments (licensees) and their staff with practical knowledge to better navigate B.C.’s liquor laws and successfully operate their establishment. The session is aimed at Burnaby businesses that hold a liquor […]

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Vote for the BBOT at the Hilton’s “Festival of Trees”


The Burnaby Board of Trade was happy to participate in the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown’s “Festival of Trees” which saw Burnaby businesses and organizations decorating Christmas trees throughout the hotel to celebrate the holidays and raise money for the Hilton’s partner charity, Burnaby Family Life. The “Festival of Trees” is also a friendly competition, and for […]

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5 Minutes for Business: Canada’s Economy is Booming but Will It Last?


In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, Hendrik Brakel, the Senior Director of Economic, Financial and Tax Policy, shares the reasons behind Canada’s booming economy, whether the growth will continue and what we should be doing to drive up our country’s competitiveness. Read 5 Minutes for Business to learn more about the key drivers […]

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Survey: The BC Chamber of Commerce Knows What’s On BC’s Mind


The BC Chamber of Commerce has launched its Collective Perspective Survey and it wants your input! Its 2016 province-wide Collective Perspective survey captured results from 1,200 businesses of all sizes representing all sectors of the economy, and from all regions of the province. It discovered a strong confidence among the business community in both the […]

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Burnaby Business Excellence Awards Handed Out; Burnaby Business of the Year Award goes to Traction on Demand


On November 2nd, the Burnaby Board of Trade and the City of Burnaby hosted the 18th annual Burnaby Business Excellence Awards, recognizing organizations that have demonstrated outstanding business success and have had a positive and significant impact on the community. The event, held at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown, was emceed by Global BC on-air personality […]

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5 Minutes for Business: Fighting for NAFTA – Better to Have No Deal than a Bad Deal


In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, Hendrik Brakel, our Senior Director of Economic, Financial and Tax Policy, provides an update on the NAFTA negotiations and the potentially deal-breaking proposals U.S. negotiators have presented. Read 5 Minutes for Business to learn more about the U.S.’s demands and how they could affect Canadian business. Should […]

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BBOT Welcomes Reduction of Small Business Tax and Revisions to Proposed Tax Changes


Today, the Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) is welcoming the federal government’s plan to revise the proposed tax changes for business and to reduce the small business tax rate to 9%. These changes are a result of advocacy efforts like those of the BBOT, the chamber of commerce network across the country, and our members […]

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Burnaby Board of Trade Appears Before House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance To Talk Budget 2018


Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) President & CEO Paul Holden appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance on Wednesday, October 4th as part of an invite-only panel to discuss priorities for the upcoming federal budget. Building off our submission to the Committee this summer, the BBOT emphasized what our members have told […]

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