Tourism is B.C.’s great hope for 2016

Here's why tourism is going to be even bigger and more important in 2016

Tourism is B.C.’s great hope for 2016As our holiday greetings move away from Happy Holidays to Happy New Year, we start wondering about the prospects for employment and income that a growing economy brings. The prospects are not in what Jock Finlayson of the Business Council of British Columbia calls the industrial sector. That sector consists of B.C.’s traditional resource industries,…

BC economy may do a bit better in 2016 but . . .

don't expect any growth to come from these sectors

BC economy may do a bit better in 2016 but . . .As we get ready to change our calendars, we reflect on the year that has passed and peer into the misty future. Great is not a word that many would use to describe 2015. In British Columbia, the economy bumbled along, doing slightly better than Canada's as a whole, which was held up by housing…

LNG has the potential to create thousands of BC jobs

B.C. can’t live off just tech and tourism

LNG has the potential to create thousands of BC jobsThere used to be a joke that Vancouverites loved the forest industry until they found out it involved cutting down trees. It was an overstatement, of course, but it goes to a central issue I see on display in the debate about Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). British Columbia was built, in large part, by thriving…
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