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  • Feedback on BC One Call and other business challenges needed - ICBA - Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of British Columbia
    has been hampered by the lack of a universal One Call system in BC that you use this opportunity to make your views known in addition to other items of red tape that you face in your business To contribute ideas please forward your comments to mj whitemarsh ca with the words Red Tape Reduction in the subject line by December 15th All responses will be presented to the Deputy Minister at an upcoming meeting Post navigation Philip Hochstein Pro development majority must fight B C s bad reputation New Express Entry program aims to find skilled international workers 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

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  • ICBA highlights economic danger of higher taxes - ICBA - Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of British Columbia
    higher government revenues higher employment and higher paycheques There s a mythology that boosting taxes helps fill government coffers But it s a false logic in action Hochstein said That s why we re getting out the message that lower taxes equals more money and a stronger economy and we re doing it with a short report designed to be posted on workplace bulletin boards It s the second Monitor focused on economic literacy ICBA aims to draw the connection between sound economic principles and people s paycheques to help win support for the kind of policies that boost confidence the economy and the construction industry as a whole Construction depends on investor confidence and low taxes and smart regulation boost confidence and investment Hochstein said When people are willing to invest they invest in construction and that helps our industry employ people in the kind of high paying jobs that support families and communities Download the Fall 2012 Construction Monitor here Post navigation ICBA s Year in Review Ideas and issues in B C Construction 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

    Original URL path: http://icba.ca/2012/11/08/icba-highlights-economic-danger-of-higher-taxes/ (2016-02-07)
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  • construction monitor Archives - ICBA - Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of British Columbia
    coming provincial election March 28 2013 by ICBA Blog Tags construction construction monitor Election 2013 Spending Posted in ARTICLES OPINIONS No Comments British Columbians will be headed to the polls to choose their next provincial government in a few weeks which is why the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association has come out with a newsletter aimed at reminding people about the NDP record in the 1990s and what s at risk if they return to power Some people want to push the 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 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 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 ICBA highlights economic danger of higher taxes November 8 2012 by ICBA Blog Tags construction monitor economy industry report Philip Hochstein Posted in ICBA UPDATES No Comments Construction Monitor report draws link between lower taxes and strong economy A strong economy is the backbone of B C s construction industry which is why the Independent Contractors and Businesses of B C have released a short report on risks that come from increasing taxes There s plenty of talk in the political realm about raising taxes whether it s across the board 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

    Original URL path: http://icba.ca/tag/construction-monitor/ (2016-02-07)
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  • economy Archives - ICBA - Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of British Columbia
    unnecessarily without offsetting the protection of jobs in Canada Unfortunately our province has become collateral damage said Philip Hochstein president Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of B C This tariff means construction Read More Pipeline points to powerful potential November 14 2014 by ICBA Blog Tags construction economy Posted in ARTICLES OPINIONS No Comments Responsible resource development is one of the foundations of a healthy Canadian economy A modern federally regulated project such as the 5 4 billion Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion project is a good example of the resource sector s potential to create jobs and long term wealth for the country Canada has internationally recognized expertise in resource development in sectors such as mining Read More Exclusive deal with union boosts smelter cost August 12 2014 by ICBA Blog Tags building trades unions construction economy ICBA labour pool open shop rio tinto Posted in ARTICLES OPINIONS No Comments It comes as no surprise to the B C construction industry that Rio Tinto s smelter expansion project is now 45 per cent over budget and behind schedule That is the cost of doing business with the building trades unions Exclusive deals with the building trades unions unnecessarily limit access to the labour pool At Rio Tinto this resulted in project delays 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 Federal decision on New Prosperity Mine hurts B C February 27 2014 by ICBA Blog Tags construction construction monitor economy New Prosperity mine Taseko Posted in ARTICLES OPINIONS No Comments Rejecting Taseko s proposed New Prosperity mine comes as a surprise and is huge blow to the future of B C s economy and for the Williams Lake community Because of the federal government s decision 1200 construction workers will not have jobs and 500 British Columbians will not benefit from permanent jobs It means losing 730 million in added provincial and federal revenue Read More Construction industry s changing role is vital for prosperity in B C February 25 2014 by ICBA Blog Tags BC Hydro construction economy ICBA prosperity Posted in ARTICLES OPINIONS No Comments As we move into 2014 the future of British Columbia s construction industry is looking bright With massive resource projects on the horizon and a recently re elected provincial government that wants to harness the power of these projects to drive economic prosperity for all thousands of new jobs will be created One example is the rapidly growing

    Original URL path: http://icba.ca/tag/economy/ (2016-02-07)
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  • industry report Archives - ICBA - Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of British Columbia
    No Comments By Philip Hochstein President ICBA The year is almost over and the calendar is set to turn to 2013 It s been a busy year for ICBA for our members and our industry Every indication is that the coming year should be busier Just last month we completed our annual wage and benefits survey for the industry Across the board construction Read More ICBA highlights economic danger of higher taxes November 8 2012 by ICBA Blog Tags construction monitor economy industry report Philip Hochstein Posted in ICBA UPDATES No Comments Construction Monitor report draws link between lower taxes and strong economy A strong economy is the backbone of B C s construction industry which is why the Independent Contractors and Businesses of B C have released a short report on risks that come from increasing taxes There s plenty of talk in the political realm about raising taxes whether it s across the board Read More ICBA s Year in Review October 9 2012 by ICBA Blog Tags economy industry report Philip Hochstein year in review Posted in ICBA UPDATES No Comments The Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of B C services and represents B C s construction sector ICBA s 1 100 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 ICBA AGM Oct 9 from OhBoyProductions on Vimeo 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

    Original URL path: http://icba.ca/tag/industry-report/ (2016-02-07)
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  • Philip Hochstein Archives - ICBA - Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of British Columbia
    competitive global economy It will produce firm power for more than a century contribute 3 2 billion to B C s GDP generate approximately 10 000 direct jobs and an additional Read More The Government of British Columbia and the ICBA are united in their commitment to stand up for B C and support competitiveness January 28 2015 by ICBA Blog Tags construction economy government of bc ICBA news release Philip Hochstein rebar rebar tariff Posted in CONSTRUCTION NEWS No Comments The Government of British Columbia and the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association ICBA are united in their commitment to stand up for B C and support competitiveness Together with the ICBA the B C government will be requesting a Public Interest Inquiry regarding the decision earlier this year to increase tariffs on rebar imports In June 2014 a trade dispute triggered by Read More B C Government s Approval of Site C shows foresight December 16 2014 by ICBA Blog Tags BC Hydro clean energy construction economy investment news release Philip Hochstein renewable energy responsible resouce development site c Posted in CONSTRUCTION NEWS No Comments B C s construction industry commends the Government of B C s foresight with the decision to approve BC Hydro s Site C Clean Energy Project Site C is 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 B C is collateral damage with new national rebar tariff December 8 2014 by ICBA Blog Tags budget construction economy ICBA industry report infrastructure Philip Hochstein Posted in CONSTRUCTION NEWS No Comments British Columbia s construction industry is feeling the effects of the newly imposed national tariff on rebar reinforcing steel This preliminary national tariff means construction costs in B C will increase unnecessarily without offsetting the protection of jobs in Canada Unfortunately our province has become collateral damage said Philip Hochstein president Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of B C This tariff means construction 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 ICBA boss in front of Senate Committee today June 5 2013 by ICBA Blog Tags open shop Philip Hochstein union leaders Posted in CONSTRUCTION NEWS No Comments ICBA President Philip Hochstein is in Ottawa today to testify before the Senate of Canada s Standing Committee on Banking Trade and

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  • ICBA's Year in Review - ICBA - Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of British Columbia
    danger of higher taxes 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

    Original URL path: http://icba.ca/2012/10/09/icbas-year-in-review/ (2016-02-07)
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  • year in review Archives - ICBA - Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of British Columbia
    Just last month we completed our annual wage and benefits survey for the industry Across the board construction Read More ICBA s Year in Review October 9 2012 by ICBA Blog Tags economy industry report Philip Hochstein year in review Posted in ICBA UPDATES No Comments The Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of B C services and represents B C s construction sector ICBA s 1 100 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 ICBA AGM Oct 9 from OhBoyProductions on Vimeo 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 POSTAL CODE SUBSCRIBE SIGN THE PETITION I SUPPORT

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