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In one of the industry’s most important public policy sessions of the year, RCC met on September 30 with Finance Minister Jim Flaherty in Ottawa.  The objective of the meeting was to bring the...

Effective September 1, 2013, Alberta's minimum wage will increase by 20 cents to $9.95 per hour. This represents a 2.1 per cent increase to the province's minimum wage.

Background...

As of January 1st, 2013, the Quebec Sales Tax (QST) rate will increase from 9.5% to 9.975% and businesses will need to modify their check-out systems in order to stop charging QST over the Goods...

The following Budget announcements have direct impact on retailers:

  •     The government listened to RCC’s position on minimum wage and made no change to minimum wage for 2013.  It...

In New Brunswick, Premier David Alward has announced a cabinet shuffle.

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Details on this issue can be found here.

Current Status:

Retail Council of Canada (...

RCC has successfully changed the language of the debate around the new personal exemption limits, which took effect at the border today. We have seen increasing evidence that government and media...

On March 29th, in the Economic Action Plan 2012, the Government announced it will eliminate the penny from Canada’s coinage system.   Since that announcement, RCC has heard concerns from members...

The Minister of State for Finance, Ted Menzies, has released a consultation document designed to update the Code of Conduct to incorporate mobile payments. The draft Code is attached.

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How did B.C.’s parties score on addressing “Retail’s Election Agenda”?

As British Columbians prepare to go to the polls on May 14th, RCC is providing our members with a “B.C. Election...

As you know, British Columbians head to the polls on May 14, 2013 to elect a new provincial...

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