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Feb 21, 2018
Winners and losers in B.C.’s budget announcement
Nathan Caddell

Last year’s provincial election was so close that no matter what the government decides to do, someone will be disappointed. So it is with the February 20 budget announcement by the governing NDP-Green coalition, which, depending on who you ask, is either...

Jan 31, 2018
Don't Get Audited over Charitable Donations

BCBusiness + Manning Elliott LLP If one thing unites the estimated 85,000 registered charities in Canada, it’s that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) rules governing their operation are complex. Even the most basic administrative functions such as issuing donation receipts have numerous stipulations, more than most managers could be expected to...

Jan 24, 2018
Vancouver to host first major Cryptoassets Conference at Canada Place

BCBusiness + 7 Gate Ventures Vancouver’s first major Cryptoassets Conference is expected to attract thousands of business owners and investors on February 13th at Canada Place, where top international industry players will provide crucial information on the present state and future of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. The event will feature over 25 speakers...

Jan 24, 2018
3 polls show Canadians are financially unprepared for old age
By the Editors

No fewer than three polls showing how poorly prepared Canadians are for old age were released on January 23. An online survey of 1,516 members of the Angus Reid Forum found that half (51 percent) do not have a will and only one-third...

Jan 22, 2018
Intuit hopes to persuade Canadian banks to open up their data
Nathan Caddell

Jeff Cates talks fast, but you’ll want to listen to what he has to say. The president of Toronto-headquartered Intuit Canada ULC (a subsidiary of Intuit Inc., based in California) has overseen a breakthrough in Canada’s financial sector since the company brought...

Jan 12, 2018
Are British Columbians better off financially than 10 years ago?
By the Editors

A decade after the Great Recession, Mackenzie Financial Corp. has surveyed 1,500 residents across the country about their current financial situation compared to 10 years ago—and what they expect for the future. The Toronto-based asset management firm found that: Nearly half of B.C.

Jan 10, 2018
Enter the Golden Triangle

BCBusiness + Manning Elliott LLP Most likely one of the topics of discussion at the January 22-25 Association for Mineral Exploration Roundup 2018 (in which Manning Elliott will be participating) will be what is known in B.C. mining circles as ‘the...

Jan 8, 2018
Dramatic rise in Canadian employment may affect interest rates
By the Editors

Canadian employment surged by 78,600 in December, defying general expectations that the economy would add just 2,000 jobs, according to a recent Global Research report by HSBC Global Securities Inc. Many of the positions were part-time (54,900), and most of the increase...

Jan 5, 2018
Why Canada’s economy is set to slide
By the Editors

In the third quarter of 2017, Canada’s economic growth slowed to 1.7 per cent (quarterly annualized) from an average pace of 4 per cent in the first half of the year. This is a sign that the economy will expand...

Nov 29, 2017
Canada’s first all-female angel investor club opens for business
Nick Rockel

Amielle Lake wants to make one thing clear: her new angel investment group may be called Women’s Equity Lab (WEL), but it’s interested in companies run by men as well as women. “We often get referred female ventures,” says the...

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