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B.C. Outlines Ambitious Pre-Election Agenda

February 21, 2024

On Tuesday, February 20, 2024, Lieutenant-Governor Janet Austin read the B.C. NDP government’s last speech from the throne prior to the October 2024 election. The speech’s second commitment was “helping people and small businesses with costs through new measures coming in Budget 2024, while tackling the root causes that make life more expensive.”  The government … Continued

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January inflation eases

February 21, 2024

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 2.9% on a year-over-year basis in January, following a 3.4% gain in December. The largest contributor to headline deceleration was lower year-over-year prices for gasoline in January (-4.0%) compared with December (+1.4%).  Price growth for food purchased from stores slowed year over year in January (+3.4%) compared with December (+4.7%), putting … Continued

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New Supply Chain Act Requirements for May 2024: RCC Member Briefing

February 21, 2024

This Friday, February 23, 2024 representatives from Public Safety Canada will be presenting to RCC’s Responsible Sourcing Committee on the requirements of the new Supply Chains Act (formerly Bill S-211).  Under the new law, medium and large businesses are required to issue annual reports on what actions they are taking to reduce the risk of child and forced labour in … Continued

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