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Something for Everyone (Including Business) in Budget Update – but BC Chamber Flags Potential Cumulative Effects

Something for Everyone (Including Business) in Budget Update – but BC Chamber Flags Potential Cumulative Effects Victoria, September 9, 2017 – The BC Chamber of Commerce congratulates the new B.C. government for tabling a balanced budget that looks to invest in our residents while supporting small businesses ability to prosper through targeted tax measures, but warns of a potential cumulative effect to our strong tax competitiveness when viewed in relation to recent federal tax changes. The 2017 budget update maintains a number of initiatives strongly advocated for by the BC Chamber network to support future economic growth, such as...

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Have Your Say on Proposed Tax Changes

North Coast Business Community | URGENT MEMO RE GOV’T TAX OVERHAUL: BUSINESS ALERT Are you a business owner? This is an urgent message for you. If your business is incorporated, then you could be facing a larger tax bill and big compliance costs from the government’s new proposals to change the way corporations are taxed. Here are three things you need to know about the tax changes proposed by the federal government: 1. Do you employ family members? The government wants to scrutinize their compensation to apply a much higher tax rate on income they consider “unreasonable”. 2. Do...

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BC Chamber Offers Insight to the Minimum Wage Announcement

BC Chamber Offers Insight to the Minimum Wage Announcement The BC Chamber of Commerce is pleased the new B.C. government is holding to the previously announced minimum wage increase of 50 cent per hour this September 15.  Businesses, especially small businesses, have been preparing to implement this increase for over a year. The BC Chamber also recognizes that the B.C. government has renewed its commitment to raise B.C.’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by way of a fair wages commission. The BC Chamber will engage with the new commission to ensure they understand the potential economic impact that...

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ToastMasters Club Receives Highest Recognition

The Prince Rupert ToastMasters Club has been recognized by ToastMasters International with the highest level of achievement, becoming a President’s Distinguished Club. The Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce has worked closely with the local ToastMasters Club for the past several years as a vital component of the Rising Stars Student Mentorship Program and we are pleased to share this exciting achievement of the local club this year.   PRINCE RUPERT TOASTMASTERS REACH HIGHEST HONOUR FOR INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC SPEAKING CLUBS PRINCE RUPERT, BRITISH COLUMBIA — Prince Rupert’s Toastmasters Club concluded its 2016–17 season on June 27th with a historic...

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