February 4, 2013
VIDEO: Ron Coleman explains the return of the PST to British Columbia
In July of 2010, British Columbia and Ontario implemented a new Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) to replace their Provincial Sales Tax (PST) systems. While the HST is still in place in Ontario, voters in B.C. decided in a 2011 referendum to scrap the HST, and as a result the PST is coming back by April 2013.
Ron Coleman is a business consultant and accountant specializing in the construction industry, and he has been conducting a series of seminars to help contractors and others prepare for the shift back to the PST.
Coleman spoke to the Journal of Commerce about the effects he thinks the return of the PST will have on various sectors of the industry, as well as how the industry can prepare beforehand.
He also gave some background as to how the HST came about and was then dismantled in a provincial referendum.
The Independent Contractors and Businesses Association recently held its annual general meeting, and ICBA president Philip Hochstein was on hand to speak to the Journal of Commerce about the past year and his hopes for the industry in the year to come.
In this week's update, we look at some of the stories we'll be covering in the Journal of Commerce for the week of December 9th, 2013.
Jeff Lyth of the British Columbia Construction Safety Alliance was the final speaker at Bridging the Gap 2013, held recently in Richmond, British Columbia.
In this week's update, we look at some of the stories we'll be covering in the Journal of Commerce for the week of December 2nd, 2013.
Werner Hofstatter, the products and markets advisor for the Canadian Wood Council's Wood Works! BC Program, spoke to the Journal of Commerce at the Wood Solutions Fair, recently held at the Vancouver Convention Centre.