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.
Skills Competences Canada held its 2013 Skills Canada National Competition at BC Place in downtown Vancouver from June 5th to June 8th.
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 June 17th, 2013.
The Vancouver Regional Construction Association held its annual Construction Learning Forum in Whistler, B.C. from May 31 to June 1st. The event featured many educational panels including a very informative session on substance abuse in the construction industry.
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 June 10th, 2013.
The BC chapter of the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction held the2013 BC Steel Design Awards of Excellence on May 23 at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel in downtown Vancouver.