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  • Federal budget invests in infrastructure - ICBA - Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of British Columbia
    of investments including more than 47 billion in new funding aimed at supporting local and economic infrastructure projects over the next decade Those infrastructure investments include 32 2 billion over 10 years under a Community Improvement Fund to build roads public transit recreational facilities and other community infrastructure across Canada 14 billion for a new Building Canada Fund to support major economic projects of national regional and local significance 1 25 billion for the renewal of the P3 Canada Fund to continue supporting innovative ways to build infrastructure projects faster and provide better value for Canadian taxpayers through public private partnerships 6 billion to provinces territories and municipalities under current infrastructure programs in 2014 15 and beyond Click here for full details on what s billed as the New Building Canada Plan Post navigation Fixing licencing permitting Training Tuesday beef up your negotiation skills 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 Burnaby Bluebeam Revu 2015 Basics Feb 10 2016 View all upcoming courses WATCH ICBA s latest videos Build your business with the ICBA ADVANTAGE

    Original URL path: http://icba.ca/2013/03/21/federal-budget-invests-in-infrastructure/ (2016-02-07)
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  • budget Archives - ICBA - Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of British Columbia
    should help keep both the sector and the province growing The government has to be Read More Federal budget invests in infrastructure March 21 2013 by ICBA Blog Tags budget construction construction monitor infrastructure Posted in ARTICLES OPINIONS No Comments Today s budget tabled by federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has a focus on job building infrastructure projects That s great news for the construction industry here in B C and across the country because these kinds of investments keep companies busy It s also great news since they are often the kind of projects that help build the overall economy something that benefits the Read More The BC Budget and Construction Companies February 25 2013 by ICBA Blog Tags budget construction Spending Posted in ARTICLES OPINIONS No Comments There has been plenty of commentary about the provincial budget delivered last week in B C The budget is balanced which in the big picture is good It sends a message to the global investment community that B C is a prudent place and a safe haven for investment ICBA s major worry ahead of time was that the budget would be balanced 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

    Original URL path: http://icba.ca/tag/budget/ (2016-02-07)
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  • B.C. needs to protect infrastructure investments - ICBA - Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of British Columbia
    later highlights how a dollar of infrastructure investment multiplies into three dollars worth of economic benefits and how those benefits are spread across a wide range of industries like manufacturing financial services and wholesale and retail trade The report also highlights the risk of chasing short term budget savings by failing to invest When it comes to roads taxpayers can expect costs to be 62 per cent higher if governments wait to rebuild roads instead of investing in regular maintenance and renewal The impacts of infrastructure investment are felt in every corner of the economy and help drive jobs in every part of our province Hochstein added Failure to invest today will mean even higher costs for taxpayers tomorrow and that just doesn t make economic sense ICBA s Construction Monitor Infrastructure Build now save later is available here Post navigation Training Tuesday Peak Performance Training Tuesday Supervisors Bootcamp 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 Burnaby Bluebeam Revu 2015 Basics Feb 10 2016 View all upcoming courses WATCH ICBA s latest videos Build your

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  • Sun article shows public pay much richer than private - ICBA - Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of British Columbia
    higher on average than their private sector counterparts That s just wages it doesn t include the richer benefits and longer vacation times enjoyed by civil servants ICBA looked at the trend and its economic impacts in its Summer 2012 Construction Monitor Given recent raises in the public sector it s clear that governments of every level are making paycheques smaller for taxpayers so the already bigger paycheuqes for bureaucrats of every level can continue to grow and grow Post navigation Construction confident for 2013 with some caution Robbing Private Peter to pay Public Paul more 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 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 AND UPCOMING TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES FIRST NAME LAST NAME EMAIL CITY

    Original URL path: http://icba.ca/2013/01/24/sun-article-public-pay/ (2016-02-07)
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  • Pay Equity Archives - ICBA - Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of British Columbia
    solution to the runaway public pay in B C a Public Private Compensation Equity act that could take the politics out of setting pay for government workers and some the sting out of taxes for the taxpayers ICBA President Philip Hochstein highlighted the idea in a letter to the Vancouver Sun in response to a column and Read More Sun article shows public pay much richer than private January 24 2013 by ICBA Blog Tags construction monitor Pay Equity Public Pay Spending Posted in ARTICLES OPINIONS 1 Comment The Vancouver Sun s Don Cayo has an excellent column today on the pay premium in the public sector based on a new report from the Fraser Institute The findings are that B C public sector workers federal provincial and local earned wages 13 6 per cent higher on average than their private sector counterparts That s just wages it doesn t include the richer 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

    Original URL path: http://icba.ca/tag/pay-equity/ (2016-02-07)
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  • Public Pay Archives - ICBA - Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of British Columbia
    s almost 14 higher than people doing the same work in the private sector In fact public sector workers are getting rich at the expense of taxpayers Public pensions and pay are so rich that bureaucrats can retire an Read More Robbing Private Peter to pay Public Paul more January 25 2013 by ICBA Blog Tags Pay Equity Philip Hochstein Public Pay Spending Posted in ARTICLES OPINIONS No Comments There is a solution to the runaway public pay in B C a Public Private Compensation Equity act that could take the politics out of setting pay for government workers and some the sting out of taxes for the taxpayers ICBA President Philip Hochstein highlighted the idea in a letter to the Vancouver Sun in response to a column and Read More Sun article shows public pay much richer than private January 24 2013 by ICBA Blog Tags construction monitor Pay Equity Public Pay Spending Posted in ARTICLES OPINIONS 1 Comment The Vancouver Sun s Don Cayo has an excellent column today on the pay premium in the public sector based on a new report from the Fraser Institute The findings are that B C public sector workers federal provincial and local earned wages 13 6 per cent higher on average than their private sector counterparts That s just wages it doesn t include the richer 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

    Original URL path: http://icba.ca/tag/public-pay/ (2016-02-07)
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  • B.C. is collateral damage with new national rebar tariff - ICBA - Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of British Columbia
    and crippling construction in B C ICBA is intervening in this case and asking the CITT to exempt B C from this tariff for a number of reasons including There are no rebar producing steel mills in British Columbia B C is an isolated market unserved by Canadian rebar producers and B C s rebar market is supported by US suppliers 60 per cent and non NAFTA imports 40 per cent Having these tariffs in B C will not protect jobs here as the foreign owned eastern steel mills cannot service B C It will simply inflate the price of the U S supply of rebar in our province Rebar accounts for approximately eight per cent of the cost of all concrete structures The current preliminary tariff will increase the cost of construction by up to six per cent The shortage of rebar in B C will impact construction not only with increased costs but project delays and cancellations B C s small independent businesses that support these industries will face serious losses in business profits and employment The closest mills that produce rebar for the B C market are Nucor Seattle Washington Cascade McMinnville Oregon Alta Steel Edmonton Alberta and Gerdau Rancho Cucamonga The Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of B C services and represents B C s construction sector Our 1 200 members build in the multi family residential and Industrial Commercial and Institutional ICI construction sectors and are involved in virtually all major capital projects in British Columbia Post navigation Inaccurate perceptions of trade jobs new study reveals Cost of new homes will increase because of new national rebar tariff 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

    Original URL path: http://icba.ca/2014/12/08/b-c-collateral-damage-new-national-rebar-tariff/ (2016-02-07)
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  • Pipeline points to powerful potential - ICBA - Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of British Columbia
    includes 1 75 billion in the B C Interior 626 million in the Fraser Valley and 1 15 billion in Metro Vancouver Peak direct construction employment includes 3 195 jobs in the B C Interior 863 jobs in the Fraser Valley and 1 204 jobs in Metro Vancouver Annual property tax payments after construction include 21 1 million to municipalities in the BC Interior 8 5 million in the Fraser Valley and 15 6 million in Metro Vancouver During construction workers in communities along the project route will spend 560 million on services including accommodation and food A lot of that spending will take place through the winter months which means increased room bookings and restaurant business during a traditionally slower season for smaller communities along the route Burnaby home to the western terminal for the pipeline can expect total municipal tax payments of at least 264 million over 20 years of operations Trans Mountain is already Burnaby s third largest taxpayer New revenue each year could pay for 132 extra firefighters or the full cost of garbage collection This project can be one of the important segments of a long well paid career in the construction industry both for contractors and workers For Canada and for B C the Trans Mountain Expansion Project is a reminder that the resource industry continues to create opportunities that are essential to our province and nation s economic health Post navigation Exclusive deal with union boosts smelter cost Inaccurate perceptions of trade jobs new study reveals 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

    Original URL path: http://icba.ca/2014/11/14/pipeline-points-powerful-potential/ (2016-02-07)
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