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GVBOT blog editorial policy
Blog policy
The following content is intended for any person or organization that is a member of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade or a guest collaborator and wants to contribute to our blog ...
GVBOT blog editorial policy
GVBOT blog editorial policy
MAY
03

BILL 10: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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On April 6, 2022, Bill 10 - 2022 the Labour Relations Code Amendment Act, 2022 ("Bill 10") received first reading. Once in effect, Bill 10 will cause two significant amendments to the BC Labour Relations Code (the "Code"). First, the Code will again allow for "card-based" certification, the purpose of which is to allow easier access to unionization. Second, in the construction industry, raids will become easier through the elimination of the current three-year waiting period. 

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MAY
02

One-to-one with Abi Coman-Walker

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Welcome to the latest installment of Q&A, our regular series of one-to-ones with some of Greater Vancouver's leading business figures.

Our subject this week is Abi Coman-Walker, Chief Operating Officer, Acuitas Therapeutics, Inc.

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APR
28

Becoming a leader of tomorrow

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The Leaders of Tomorrow program was a life changer for me. During my final year of university in 2007-08, I noticed an advertisement to apply to the LOT Program. This was the best decision I ever made. Though I had significant work experience through a variety of jobs I had, I was fairly shy and not familiar with networking at all.
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JAN
20

Businesses skating on thin ice

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Evi Mustel, Principal of Mustel Group looks at the impact that COVID-19 has had on Greater Vancouver businesses. 

Despite some positive economic news being reported for B.C., many Greater Vancouver businesses are on thin ice and worried about how they will cope without government supports. A survey conducted by Mustel Group among Greater Vancouver Board of Trade members shows that 62% are still experiencing decreased sales volumes because of the pandemic, and about half (48%) expect their revenues to still be lower in 3-6 months compared to pre-COVID times.

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APR
19

How to Build a Centennial Brand

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Bennett Jones is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2022. Over the past century we have developed an esteemed reputation by putting clients first, expanding our enterprises across Canada, and maintaining our unique culture—all while adapting to ever-changing circumstances. Along the way, we have learned some important lessons about how to build a centennial brand. 

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DEC
13

Vaccine mandates in the workplace: What employers need to know

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The pandemic landscape in British Columbia is constantly evolving. There are now mandatory vaccination requirements being implemented by governments of various levels for certain industries and sectors. While COVID-19 cases have recently started to fall, more transmissible variants that exist remain of concern

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APR
07

United for Ukraine

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The invasion of Ukraine has deeply affected us all, both globally and personally, and our hearts continue to go out to those who are suffering. One of the tragic results of this conflict has been that millions of Ukrainians have been suddenly displaced from their homes. As a result, Canada is expected to receive 50,000 Ukrainians in the weeks to come, with an estimated 10,000 people anticipated to arrive here in British Columbia.

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JAN
15

Economic Outlook: Rough seas ahead, but smooth sailing still on the horizon

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Jean-François Perrault, SVP & Chief Economist at Scotiabank, looks at the economic outlook in the wake of COVID 19.

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NOV
05

Welcome to our blog

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Hi there!

And welcome to our blog.

Since its inception in 1887, the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade has been recognized as Western Canada's leading business association, engaging members to impact public policy at all levels of government and to succeed and prosper in the global economy. 

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JAN
29

Region in Review – Counting the cost of 2020 to Greater Vancouver businesses

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Greater Vancouver Board of Trade President & CEO Bridgitte Anderson examines the findings released in our annual Region in Review report.

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MAR
29

Board of Trade Members Support B.C. Vaccination Program

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Greater Vancouver Board of Trade members continue to make a difference in the fight against COVID-19.

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NOV
12

COVID, Crisis and Collaboration – My First Year as CEO

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Greater Vancouver Board of Trade President & CEO Bridgitte Anderson reflects on her first year at the helm.

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AUG
25

Canadian governments and corporations tap into green trade financing to create a more sustainable world after COVID-19

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Canada is embracing green trade financing as it looks to recover from the global pandemic and new funding instruments will help support sustainable economic growth.

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OCT
18

Future uncertain for events sector amid ongoing labour shortage

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The COVID-19 pandemic impacted the entire B.C. business community, but the arts, entertainment and events sectors have been especially hard hit. From reduced capacity at live events to labour shortages, those working in the sector are facing a host of challenges that have left them uncertain about the future.

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NOV
15

One-to-one with Prem Gill

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Welcome to the latest installment of Q&A, our regular series of one-to-ones with some of Greater Vancouver's leading business figures.

Our subject this week is Prem Gill, CEO of Creative BC.

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JAN
10

What B.C. Employers Need to Know About Paid Sick Leave

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As of January 1, 2022, employees in B.C. whose employment is governed by the B.C. Employment Standards Act became entitled to a minimum of five paid sick days per calendar year. In addition to being aware of this entitlement, there are a few further points that employers should know.

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FEB
14

Learning to live again with Michelle Ng

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My name is Michelle Ng, I'm a mom, wife, immigrant and founder of the award-winning food tour business, Vancouver Foodie Tours.

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MAR
16

One-to-one with Sophia Cote

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Welcome to the latest installment of Q&A, our regular series of one-to-ones with some of Greater Vancouver's leading business figures.

Our subject this week is Sophia Cote, Head of Public Affairs - Canada, REEF Technology

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FEB
10

Immigration and labour shortages with Queenie Choo

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In the latest episode of our podcast, GVPOD, Greater Vancouver Board of Trade President and CEO, Bridgitte Anderson, sat down with S.U.C.C.E.S.S. BC CEO, Queenie Choo, to discuss the labour shortage in the Greater Vancouver region and her perspective on the role newcomers to Canada could play in addressing the issue.

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FEB
28

Getting real about mental health

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Stress and uncertainty have been two defining characteristics of the COVID-19 pandemic and both are frequently cited as significant factors affecting mental well-being. A recent survey by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) found 40 per cent of Canadians reported that their mental health had deteriorated since the onset of the pandemic.

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Featured stories

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Reflecting on Alan Hart's impact and legacy.