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2017 BC Budget Delivers Tax Breaks for Families and Businesses

2017 BC Budget Delivers Tax Breaks for Families and Businesses

Posted Wednesday, February 22, 2017


Premier Clark’s BC Liberal government delivered its fifth consecutive balanced budget yesterday, their last before the general election in May. As expected, the budget provided a significant tax change targeted to help middle-class families. Budget 2017 also included other smaller tax credits targeting specific industries and spending increases in health, education and infrastructure. Read the complete analysis by NATIONAL's Public Affairs team in Vancouver.

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The Road to Yes Has Never Been So Bumpy

The Road to Yes Has Never Been So Bumpy

Posted Thursday, January 19, 2017

Michelle Ward


In theory, all you need before your company starts building a new project is an environmental certificate and some permits. How complicated can it be getting to ‘yes’ on those? The short answer is, more difficult and time consuming than you probably anticipate. In today’s blog post, Michelle Ward, Vice-President at NATIONAL PR’s Vancouver office, explains why there are so many other factors to consider in the project review process, and how to tackle each of them to increase your chances of success.

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The Value of Government Relations (GR) in a Crisis

The Value of Government Relations (GR) in a Crisis

Posted Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Tamara Little, John Sparks


Crises happen. Good organizations plan for them in advance. Even better organizations include formal government relations (GR) in those plans. NATIONAL’s Tamara Little and John Sparks explain why and share best practices.

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