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Five strategies for successful stakeholder relations

June 4, 2014 7:48 am /Zeitgeist /Comments Off
When starting a new chapter in one’s career it’s good to take note of those things that help you succeed in the course of your work. On Friday I left my position as Director of ...

PRPPs are a praiseworthy approach to pension reform

May 29, 2014 6:06 am /Soapbox /Comments Off
Originally published in Vancouver Sun. With little fanfare, a piece of B.C. government legislation on pension reform passed its third and final reading on April 30 and is well on its way to becoming law. ...

Like to eat or shop in BC? Get ready to get walloped by #hiddentaxes

February 23, 2014 10:40 am /Soapbox /Comments Off
Originally published in Huffington Post BC. As the only jurisdiction to publicly measure red tape, the B.C. government deservedly received its third “A” letter grade in a row — the highest in the country — ...

Vancouver Election 2014: Expect The Unexpected

January 21, 2014 7:41 am /Vancouver /Comments Off
Originally published at Huffington Post BC. In 2012, I correctly predicted the re-election of Christy Clark as B.C.’s premier as well as NDP Leader Adrian Dix’s rejection of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, both based upon my perception ...

2013′s Top 10 Stories for B.C. Small Businesses

December 23, 2013 10:16 am /Soapbox /Comments Off
Originally published in Huffington Post BC. Over the last 12 months in B.C., those of us at the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) have seen several positive developments for small business, as well as some emerging ...

Small business not a bank machine for municipalities

November 10, 2013 1:50 pm /Soapbox /Comments Off
Opinion: Local governments could learn from entrepreneurs as spending balloons Originally published in the Vancouver Sun. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business has released its sixth edition of the B.C. Municipal Spending Watch report. The ...
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