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- January 21, 2013
Ottawa acts to reduce tax red tape – The Province
[T]ax rules under the Corporations Return Act “detracted from competitiveness. “It was costly and time-consuming red-tape,” Winter said.
- January 17, 2013
New auditor for cities sets up shop in Surrey – Burnaby News Leader
Business groups including the BC Chamber of Commerce pushed for the new watchdog.
- January 13, 2013
Is it time to retire the property transfer tax? – Times Colonist
The BC Chamber of Commerce would ultimately like the property transfer tax to be abolished . . . and suggests the threshold be boosted from $200,000 to $525,000.
- January 11, 2013
Education system needs a tool to assess a child's progress – Vancouver Sun
Editorial – We owe it to BC's youth to ensure they are well prepared for entering the workforce upon completion of their formal education, and without basic literacy and numeracy skills, there is no way a young person can adequately prepare for the challenges ahead.
- January 7, 2013
Joining board of trade can bring small businesses big rewards – Globe and Mail
It’s a question that comes up at some point in the life of most small businesses: Should I spring for membership in the local board of trade? [W]hile there is a cost to membership, it’s a net benefit for small business owners and operators to belong to a business organization such as a board of trade or, almost identical, a chamber of commerce.
- January 7, 2013
Green fog and red ink – Business in Vancouver
Editorial – BC is in danger of perfecting a recipe for turning a resource-rich province into a resource-poor economy.
- January 4, 2013
Cutting Edge of the Leg – CKNW
(Minute 7:00) A discussion of BC’s impending return to the PST with the BC Chamber poll and John Winter cited several times.
- January 3, 2013
John Winter interview – CKNW
(Minute 18:30) Covers the BC Chamber poll on businesses being unprepared for the PST.
- December 30, 2012
BC businesses prepare for return to provincial tax – South Delta Leader
A recent survey conducted by the BC Chamber of Commerce has revealed that 63 per cent of businesses do not feel prepared for the transition back to the provincial sales tax (PST), which happens on April 1, 2013.