BBOT News

BBOT expresses concern over proposed changes to federal trademark act


The Burnaby Board of Trade has joined with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce (representing over 450 local Chambers and Boards) to voice concern with proposed changes to the federal Trademarks Act. Letter: May 27, 2014 The Honourable Joe Oliver, M.P. Minister of Finance Department of Finance Canada 140 O’Connor Street Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G5 Re: […]

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BBOT Asks Government to Put the Brakes on MMBC


The Burnaby Board of Trade is urging the provincial government and the Minister of Environment to delay the implementation of the new recycling regulations under the Multi Materials BC (MMBC) stewardship program due to the continued concerns of a variety of industries. The Burnaby Board of Trade already advocated directly to MMBC regarding the impact […]

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Info Sheet: Canada Anti-Spam Legislation


Canada Anti Spam Legislation  This information is intended as basic guidance only and should not be taken as legal advice for determining your compliance with CASL.  What is it?  The Canada Anti Spam Legislation (CASL) is a new anti-spam law that was passed in 2010 and is only now coming into application.  This legislation covers […]

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BBOT announces new Affinity Program with First Call


The Burnaby Board of Trade is pleased to announce an Affinity Program with First Call. For just pennies per employee per day, you will now have access to full scale Human Resource services and expertise, including legal consultation. Visit their website www.firstcallhr.ca/chamber to learn more about their services. We encourage you to take advantage of […]

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Board of Trade Acts on Provincial, Federal Budgets


In response to the federal and provincial budgets being released in February, the Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) both issued a budget statement and organized an exclusive roundtable discussion with the senior regional Minister for BC on behalf of the Burnaby business community. Shortly after the 2014 federal budget was presented in Ottawa, the BBOT […]

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Consultation – Registration of Tax Preparers Program (RTPP)


The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is currently proposing a Registration of Tax Preparers Program (RTPP) which would require all individuals and businesses which prepare tax returns for a fee to register with the government. There would be no cost to register, and registered tax-preparers would receive a unique identification number which will be used to […]

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Free trade agreement reached between Canada and the Republic of Korea


Today, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that negotiations had been concluded on a free trade agreement between Canada and the Republic of Korea. This free trade agreement will see the elimination of tariffs and non-tariff barriers on almost all trade between the two countries ($10.1 billion in trade in 2012). Read more about this announcement […]

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Burnaby Board of Trade Pleased with Balanced Provincial Budget


The Burnaby Board of Trade is pleased with the provincial budget announced yesterday in Victoria by Finance Minister Mike de Jong. The provincial budget contained a return to balance with an anticipated surplus of $175 million for the current fiscal year. “The Burnaby Board of Trade is happy to see the provincial government’s budget return […]

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Industry Minister James Moore Discusses Economic Action Plan 2014 at the BBOT


Highlights initiatives to protect Canadian families while investing in innovation and research February 17, 2014 – Burnaby, British Columbia – Office of the Minister of Industry Industry Minister and Minister Responsible for British Columbia James Moore today addressed members of the Burnaby Board of Trade as he continued his post-budget engagement with British Columbians to […]

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BIV: “Anti-spam law set to hamstring Internet marketing”


Starting July 1, 2014, Canadian companies that send emails or texts for commercial purposes without the consent of recipients could face fines of up to $10 million under the new Canada Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). Read the full article in Business in Vancouver.

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