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  • The Government of British Columbia and the ICBA are united in their commitment to stand up for B.C. and support competitiveness. - ICBA - Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of British Columbia
    For example It could add 10 000 to the price of a new two bedroom condo in Vancouver A project such as the George Massey Tunnel Replacement bridge and corresponding overpass work could result in increased costs to taxpayers by as much as 20 million to 32 million A request for the CITT to undertake a Public Interest Inquiry PII must be made by Feb 23 2015 A PII is warranted when there is a public interest that merits the reduction or elimination of duties such as increased public infrastructure construction costs and or impacts on investment decisions If an inquiry is successful it could result in the reduction or elimination of duties for imports into B C The effect of the ruling by the Canadian International Trade Tribunal CITT is that effective Jan 9 2015 rebar duties up to 41 will be applied to imports from China South Korea and Turkey Quotes Minister of International Trade Teresa Wat The decision fails to understand the realities on the ground in British Columbia If allowed to stand it will increase the costs of construction We have reviewed our options and together with the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association we are committed to stand up for B C and support competitiveness The B C government and ICBA will be requesting a Public Interest Inquiry regarding the decision earlier this year to increase tariffs on rebar imports This issue should be a concern to every British Columbian as these costs get passed along to consumers and taxpayers It not only affects commercial construction and public infrastructure projects but our competitiveness as a jurisdiction for investment for major industry projects Philip Hochstein president Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of B C Unfortunately B C s unique regional characteristics were not recognized In a country as big as Canada a one size fits all approach does not make sense With this new tariff our province has become collateral damage with no offsetting gains for the rest of Canada With tariffs that could be as high as 41 this hurts our competitiveness Quick Facts The Canadian International Trade Tribunal found future injury only This means Reasons for finding were released Jan 26 2015 Duties became applicable as of Jan 9 2015 Provisional duties applied prior to Jan 9 2015 will be refunded A request for the CITT to undertake a Public Interest Inquiry PII must be made by Feb 23 2015 Learn More The tribunal s decision and reasons for finding can be found here www citt gc ca en node 7150 http www citt gc ca en node 7150 Media Contacts Media Relations Ministry of International Trade Government Communications and Public Engagement 250 387 9092 Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of B C 604 561 6630 Post navigation B C Government s Approval of Site C shows foresight BC Hydro needs inclusive model for Site C construction Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment Menu ICBA Independent News

    Original URL path: http://icba.ca/2015/01/28/government-british-columbia-icba-united-commitment-stand-b-c-support-competitiveness/ (2016-02-07)
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  • government of bc Archives - ICBA - Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of British Columbia
    regarding the decision earlier this year to increase tariffs on rebar imports In June 2014 a trade dispute triggered by Read More Menu ICBA Independent News Media Publications Links Search for Recent Posts 3 Myths About Pipeline Projects In B C The Trans Mountain Expansion Project is a winning proposition for Canada ICBA tells National Energy Board 5 Reasons the Kinder Morgan expansion project is good for BC and BC families B C pipeline decision sends chill through industry Getting to yes It s where British Columbians want to be LATEST NEWS NEWS Group of B C businesses contractors create pro pipeline petition and social media campaign NEWS Trans Mountain Expansion Project is a winning proposition for Canada GROWING THE ECONOMY Responsible development creates thriving communities and a stronger BC Join us in bringing projects to Yes UPCOMING TRAINING COURSES Burnaby Bluebeam Revu 2015 Basics Feb 10 2016 View all upcoming courses WATCH ICBA s latest videos Build your business with the ICBA ADVANTAGE View the history of ICBA in our new ICBA40 anniversary videos The Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of British Columbia 1975 2016 JOIN US JOIN OUR MAILING LIST TO RECEIVE UPDATES ON MAJOR PROJECTS ISSUES IMPACTING

    Original URL path: http://icba.ca/tag/government-of-bc/ (2016-02-07)
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  • news release Archives - ICBA - Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of British Columbia
    the right project at the right time for the future of British Columbia and our economy said Philip Hochstein president Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of B C This is the kind of project that will be Read More NDP bringing back union only construction contracts April 26 2013 by ICBA Blog Tags construction news release Philip Hochstein Posted in ARTICLES OPINIONS No Comments ICBA has found a shocking promise buried in the NDP platform released this week a commitment that can only be read as a return to union only work on government construction contracts They commit to using project agreements for government funded work which as the media release we put out this morning maps out really means they want to Read More B C needs to protect infrastructure investments February 4 2013 by ICBA Blog Tags construction monitor infrastructure news release Spending Posted in ARTICLES OPINIONS 2 Comments Failing to invest in infrastructure today means higher costs slower growth tomorrow for British Columbians The Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of B C today released its study on the impact of infrastructure spending and the risk of cutting it during tough budget cycles With a provincial budget due on Feb 19 there are some valuable reminders in the report Read More Menu ICBA Independent News Media Publications Links Search for Recent Posts 3 Myths About Pipeline Projects In B C The Trans Mountain Expansion Project is a winning proposition for Canada ICBA tells National Energy Board 5 Reasons the Kinder Morgan expansion project is good for BC and BC families B C pipeline decision sends chill through industry Getting to yes It s where British Columbians want to be LATEST NEWS NEWS Group of B C businesses contractors create pro pipeline petition and social media campaign NEWS Trans

    Original URL path: http://icba.ca/tag/news-release/ (2016-02-07)
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  • rebar Archives - ICBA - Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of British Columbia
    decision earlier this year to increase tariffs on rebar imports In June 2014 a trade dispute triggered by Read More Menu ICBA Independent News Media Publications Links Search for Recent Posts 3 Myths About Pipeline Projects In B C The Trans Mountain Expansion Project is a winning proposition for Canada ICBA tells National Energy Board 5 Reasons the Kinder Morgan expansion project is good for BC and BC families B C pipeline decision sends chill through industry Getting to yes It s where British Columbians want to be LATEST NEWS NEWS Group of B C businesses contractors create pro pipeline petition and social media campaign NEWS Trans Mountain Expansion Project is a winning proposition for Canada GROWING THE ECONOMY Responsible development creates thriving communities and a stronger BC Join us in bringing projects to Yes UPCOMING TRAINING COURSES Burnaby Bluebeam Revu 2015 Basics Feb 10 2016 View all upcoming courses WATCH ICBA s latest videos Build your business with the ICBA ADVANTAGE View the history of ICBA in our new ICBA40 anniversary videos The Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of British Columbia 1975 2016 JOIN US JOIN OUR MAILING LIST TO RECEIVE UPDATES ON MAJOR PROJECTS ISSUES IMPACTING THE INDUSTRY

    Original URL path: http://icba.ca/tag/rebar/ (2016-02-07)
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  • rebar tariff Archives - ICBA - Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of British Columbia
    the decision earlier this year to increase tariffs on rebar imports In June 2014 a trade dispute triggered by Read More Menu ICBA Independent News Media Publications Links Search for Recent Posts 3 Myths About Pipeline Projects In B C The Trans Mountain Expansion Project is a winning proposition for Canada ICBA tells National Energy Board 5 Reasons the Kinder Morgan expansion project is good for BC and BC families B C pipeline decision sends chill through industry Getting to yes It s where British Columbians want to be LATEST NEWS NEWS Group of B C businesses contractors create pro pipeline petition and social media campaign NEWS Trans Mountain Expansion Project is a winning proposition for Canada GROWING THE ECONOMY Responsible development creates thriving communities and a stronger BC Join us in bringing projects to Yes UPCOMING TRAINING COURSES Burnaby Bluebeam Revu 2015 Basics Feb 10 2016 View all upcoming courses WATCH ICBA s latest videos Build your business with the ICBA ADVANTAGE View the history of ICBA in our new ICBA40 anniversary videos The Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of British Columbia 1975 2016 JOIN US JOIN OUR MAILING LIST TO RECEIVE UPDATES ON MAJOR PROJECTS ISSUES IMPACTING THE

    Original URL path: http://icba.ca/tag/rebar-tariff/ (2016-02-07)
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  • CONSTRUCTION NEWS Archives - ICBA - Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of British Columbia
    how to get into the trades because of their inaccurate perceptions of construction There are misconceptions about working in the construction industry and we all have a role to play to change them said Philip Hochstein Read More Prosperity not a sure thing yet July 7 2014 by ICBA Blog Tags balanced budgets construction controlling spending economy ICBA Philip Hochstein prosperity Posted in ARTICLES OPINIONS CONSTRUCTION NEWS No Comments First quarter reports that emerged on the U S economy are a wake up call for British Columbians organized labour and local governments that demand government spend more According the U S Commerce Department the U S economy shrank by 2 9 per cent between January and March This is the largest contraction since the recession five years ago This disturbing number is a stark reminder that Read More New TRU program counts trades apprenticeship training toward degree March 20 2014 by ICBA Blog Posted in CONSTRUCTION NEWS No Comments Thompson River University is offering a new and unique program for tradespeople interested in advancing their careers The new Trades Technology Leadership degree program takes existing trades or technology qualifications and integrates previous practical experience with studies in leadership and management skills Certified tradespeople and technologists can transfer up to 50 per cent of their credits toward the new Read More New West Partnership premiers to harmonize apprenticeship initiatives across the West March 19 2014 by ICBA Blog Posted in CONSTRUCTION NEWS No Comments With 13 apprentice systems in Canada it is encouraging to see Western Premiers take steps to address the cross jurisdictional challenges apprentice s face Allowing skilled trades apprentices to move across provinces without having to retrain is advantageous not only for the apprentice but also for employers who operate in multiple jurisdictions This move is also a step in the right direction when Read More CEO Breakfast Focused on LNG and the Economy February 27 2014 by ICBA Blog Posted in CONSTRUCTION NEWS No Comments With more than 200 construction industry leaders and representatives it was a crowded room at ICBA s 17th annual CEO breakfast This year s keynote speakers included Deputy Premier and Minister of Natural Gas Development Rich Coleman and BCBC s Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Jock Finlayson The plans for a new liquefied natural gas industry are taking shape It was Read More BC Utility Commission decision favours competition February 26 2014 by ICBA Blog Tags Ameresco BC Utility Commission Coalition for Open Competition Fortis BC Heating and air conditioning HRAI ICBA MCABC Posted in CONSTRUCTION NEWS No Comments ICBA along with the Mechanical Contractors Association of B C HRAI and Ameresco formed the Coalition for Open Competition and came forward to oppose Fortis BC s attempts to broaden their gas distribution monopoly and compete unfairly in the heating and air conditioning market The Coalition s voice was heard The BC Utilities Commission BCUC came down firmly on the side of competition They rejected Fortis BC s Read More New

    Original URL path: http://icba.ca/category/general/ (2016-02-07)
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  • B.C. Government’s Approval of Site C shows foresight - ICBA - Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of British Columbia
    a strong signal that British Columbia is open for business and can and will approve major infrastructure projects Site C helps give this province a competitive advantage in attracting investment that will strengthen our communities enabling us to build more hospitals and highways and fund more doctors and nurses Hochstein said The Government of B C has balanced responsible economic development with fiscal prudence and sound businesses practices to get to yes on this project He noted the economic benefits the project will generate including thousands of jobs during construction BC Hydro estimates the project will generate approximately 10 000 direct jobs and an additional 23 000 indirect jobs and contribute 3 2 billion to B C s GDP In addition Site C will generate firm power for more than a century Post navigation Cost of new homes will increase because of new national rebar tariff The Government of British Columbia and the ICBA are united in their commitment to stand up for B C and support competitiveness Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment Menu ICBA Independent News Media Publications Links Search for Recent Posts 3 Myths About Pipeline Projects In B C The Trans Mountain Expansion Project is a winning proposition for Canada ICBA tells National Energy Board 5 Reasons the Kinder Morgan expansion project is good for BC and BC families B C pipeline decision sends chill through industry Getting to yes It s where British Columbians want to be LATEST NEWS NEWS Group of B C businesses contractors create pro pipeline petition and social media campaign NEWS Trans Mountain Expansion Project is a winning proposition for Canada GROWING THE ECONOMY Responsible development creates thriving communities and a stronger BC Join us in bringing projects to Yes UPCOMING TRAINING COURSES

    Original URL path: http://icba.ca/2014/12/16/b-c-governments-approval-site-c-shows-foresight/ (2016-02-07)
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  • clean energy Archives - ICBA - Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of British Columbia
    president Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of B C This is the kind of project that will be Read More Menu ICBA Independent News Media Publications Links Search for Recent Posts 3 Myths About Pipeline Projects In B C The Trans Mountain Expansion Project is a winning proposition for Canada ICBA tells National Energy Board 5 Reasons the Kinder Morgan expansion project is good for BC and BC families B C pipeline decision sends chill through industry Getting to yes It s where British Columbians want to be LATEST NEWS NEWS Group of B C businesses contractors create pro pipeline petition and social media campaign NEWS Trans Mountain Expansion Project is a winning proposition for Canada GROWING THE ECONOMY Responsible development creates thriving communities and a stronger BC Join us in bringing projects to Yes UPCOMING TRAINING COURSES Burnaby Bluebeam Revu 2015 Basics Feb 10 2016 View all upcoming courses WATCH ICBA s latest videos Build your business with the ICBA ADVANTAGE View the history of ICBA in our new ICBA40 anniversary videos The Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of British Columbia 1975 2016 JOIN US JOIN OUR MAILING LIST TO RECEIVE UPDATES ON MAJOR PROJECTS ISSUES IMPACTING THE INDUSTRY

    Original URL path: http://icba.ca/tag/clean-energy/ (2016-02-07)
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