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On Wednesday, March 14th, Sussex Strategy Group sent us the following informational brief:

This morning, at the GLOBE Forum in Vancouver, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, launched the $500 million Low Carbon Economy Challenge. The Challenge is the second part of the broader Low Carbon Economy Fund, which was announced in June 2017; the first part was the $1.4 billion Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund, which provided funds directly to provinces and territories that have adopted the Pan-Canadian Framework on Climate Change.

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WorkSafeBC young worker campaign to employers -Share your What I Know Now story

WorkSafeBC is reaching out to B.C. employers to share their “What I Know Now” stories as former young workers, and to share health and safety tips and best practices. The message is to create a work environment where it’s clear health and safety is a priority, and to create space for young workers to have conversations about safety at work. We would like to request your help to share this message with all your members and invite them to participate in this initiative.

How can employers participate?...

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Barry Callebaut is hosting a free Technical Chocolate and Cocoa 101 on Thursday, March 1st, 2018, in Burnaby, BC (details below) at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown.

Technical Chocolate and Cocoa 101 March 1, 2018 Burnaby, BC

9:00 AM Welcome and Course Introduction

9:10 AM Cocoa Cultivation and Harvesting

Objective: Better understand cocoa harvesting and origin of cocoa while viewing videos from Africa.

9:25 AM Cocoa and Chocolate Processing

Objective: Gain an understanding of cocoa...

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News Release: From Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Applications for Federal Programs Now Open February 13, 2018 – Ottawa, Canada – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector is a key driver of economic growth, innovation and trade. Economic indicators show a strong and dynamic Canadian agricultural sector, with a growing global middle class looking for our world-class products.

Federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister, Lawrence MacAulay, celebrated Canada’s Agriculture Day alongside farmers, ranchers, food processors, industry leaders and youth...

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PROPOSED FEDERAL TAX CHANGES, PETITION TO THE MINISTER OF FINANCE

Whereas:

The Minister of Finance has released a proposal entitled “Tax Planning Using Private Corporations” which proposes to limit sharing business income with family members and raise taxes on investments (passive income) held by businesses;

Small businesses are a significant source of economic diversification and economic growth in Canada;

Small business owners take major risk in starting and running their businesses, and in keeping people employed through periods of economic...

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