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The British Columbia government announced today that the minimum wage will increase to $11.35 an hour on September 15, 2017.  The increase is 50 cents per hour consisting of a 20 cent rise due to...

The British Columbia government announced that the tobacco tax will increase.  (This was not highlighted in the Minister’s speech, budget briefings or media interviews.)  Effective October 1, 2017...

In advance of the May 9 general election, the British Columbia Government introduced their 2017-18 budget today.

British Columbia is the only province charging residents for health care...

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, known as CETA, is a free trade deal between Canada and the European Union (EU). Once enacted, the agreement will eliminate tariffs (i.e.,...

The New Brunswick government tabled a budget featuring no tax increases or program cuts. The budget will see investments in tourism, education and healthcare while making slow but steady progress...

RCC is pleased to announce that the Government of Canada recently announced the elimination of...

The primary focus and benefit of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) is the elimination of tariffs on goods imported into Canada from European Union countries, and, in reverse,...

After years of being partners in a workers’ compensation system that was fully funded and seen as a model for the rest of the country, WorkSafeNB (Crown Corporation overseeing the implementation...

In the context of receiving audited statements from Visa and MasterCard on their level of compliance with “voluntary” interchange fee reductions announced on November 11, 2014, the Minister of...

Ontario released its throne speech today, titled A Balanced Plan to Build Ontario Up for Everyone.  The speech attempts to reset the government’s agenda by providing direction for the next 20...

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