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BC Liberals Right to Overturn Vancouver’s Natural Gas Ban: ICBA – May 2, 2017 

The BC Liberal Party’s plan to overturn the City of Vancouver’s natural gas ban is good news for both Vancouver residents and the thousands of people who work in BC’s oil and gas industry, the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of British Columbia (“ICBA”) said today.
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WATCH: Yesterday, John Horgan said he would rip away a fundamental democratic right of workers – the secret ballot. – May 2, 2017 

This kind of dangerous policy will put BC’s construction industry – 200,000 jobs & 9% of BC’s economy – at risk. ICBA President Chris Gardner explains.
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ICBA hires taxfighter Bateman to head communications – April 26, 2017 

The Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of British Columbia (ICBA) announced today that Jordan Bateman will start May 1 as the organization’s new Director of Marketing and Communications. Bateman comes to the ICBA after six years as the B.C. Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF).
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ICBA To Host an All Candidates Meeting In Prince George – April 18, 2017 

Candidates will be asked their positions on issues impacting BC’s construction sector, including jobs and investment, resource developmen, major infrastructure projects, and training opportunities for young people.
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ICBA supports Site C and responsible resource development – April 18, 2017 

Today’s message from Premier Christy Clark about the benefits the Site C Clean Energy Project will provide is important as British Columbians choose which party will lead the province for the next four years.
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ICBA Technical Trades room unveiled at College of New Caledonia – Mar. 29, 2017 

Naming rights for a technical trade’s classroom have been given to the ICBA following last year’s $25,000 donation by ICBA to the College of New Caledonia (CNC).
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Now is the Time to Build – Feb. 21, 2017 

Today’s budget demonstrates that the Province’s commitment to balanced budgets and fiscal responsibility is paying dividends for British Columbians and for the construction industry.
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Chris Gardner named new ICBA president – Feb. 7, 2017 

Gardner replaces Gord Stewart, who was appointed to the role in December of last year. Stewart will remain with the organization as a consultant until the end of 2017, as will former president Philip Hochstein until the end of 2018.
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Province “Getting to Yes” on Trans Mountain Expansion Project Good for BC – Jan. 11, 2017 

The ICBA is pleased that the provincial government has signed-off on the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (“TMEP”) and issued an environmental certificate that allows the project to move forward.
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Woodfibre LNG’s positive decision is welcome news for B.C. families and workers – Nov. 4, 2016 

The ICBA offers congratulations to Woodfibre LNG for their positive decision for the liquefied natural gas project in Squamish. Their investment in this project is welcome news for the families and workers of B.C.
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Petition urges local govs to ignore NIMBYs and reduce fees – Oct. 16, 2016 

A petition that is currently circulating takes aim at local governments and those who oppose density.
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ICBA joins NEBCRMC as first associate member – Oct. 19, 2016 

The Northeast BC Resource Municipalities Coalition has announced that the Independent Contractors and Business Association of BC has joined the coalition as its first Associate Member.
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ICBA donation benefits Northern Lights College Carpentry students – Oct. 16, 2016 

Carpentry students from Northern Lights College (NLC) will be pleased to learn of a new $10,000 donation from the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA).
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Affordable Housing: Let’s build, not regulate our way there – Sept. 16, 2016 

In the wake of a retroactive 15 per cent tax on foreign real estate purchases, it’s not all clear that the long-term impact of this and other recent housing-related actions will be all that significant. .
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Project review processes: Worthy of our trust and confidence – June. 20, 2016 

In the debate over energy infrastructure and other major projects, one common question recently has been whether proposals are being rigorously enough reviewed.
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Trans Mountain Expansion Project will create long-term prosperity – May. 19, 2016 

ICBA commends the National Energy Board (NEB) for recommending the federal government approve the Trans Mountain Expansion Project and concluding the Project is in the best interest of our country.
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Opinion: It’s the same old NDP – May. 1, 2016 

The B.C. NDP consistently boasts that the party is completely different from the one that inflicted so much damage in the 1990s..
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Is the Federal government trying to say ‘no’ to B.C. LNG? – Apr. 10, 2016 

The delayed decision on Pacific Northwest LNG was bad news for northerners and for all British Columbians and Canadians.
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LNG projects are welcome news – April 1, 2016 

Responsible resource development means growing and thriving communities. It also means jobs for our kids and grandkids. And it pays for the vital services upon which British Columbians have come to rely.
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The Trans Mountain Expansion Project is a winning proposition for Canada, ICBA tells National Energy Board – Jan. 25, 2016 

Today, the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA) added its voice to supporters of the $5.4 billion Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP).
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New Release Archives

United in support for B.C.’s construction industry – Jan. 27, 2015

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.
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Opinion: BC Hydro needs inclusive model for Site C construction – March 3, 2015

If the goal is to jeopardize the Site C Clean Energy project, then the building trades unions deserve credit.
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Investing in the future of B.C.’s apprentices – April 17, 2015

While there are misconceptions about working in the construction industry, with one million job openings by 2022 and 44 per cent requiring skilled and technical training, it’s become even more important for our sector to get youth interested in becoming construction professionals.
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Silent majority say ‘yes’ to responsible resource development while NDP leadership remains out of touch – Nov. 6, 2015

A new study released today by the Independent Contractors and Businesses Associations (ICBA) reveals that overall 84 per cent of British Columbians support responsible resource development.
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Construction industry optimistic for 2016 except in northern B.C., survey suggests – Dec. 16, 2015

B.C.’s Interior, Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island are optimistic for increased work volumes and wages in 2016, according to the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of B.C.’s annual survey. However, Northern B.C. projects a decline in growth despite increased activity.
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CMD Group and ICBA join forces in British Columbia – Nov. 25, 2015

Strategic partnership will enhance access to industry insights and opportunities for ICBA members across the province.
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Maximizing our already limited labour pool – July 17, 2014
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Prosperity not a sure thing, yet – June 30, 2014
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We need to get to yes on Site C –Project will provide clean, reliable and cost effective energy for more than 100 years – Sept. 9, 2014
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Inaccurate perceptions of trade jobs, new study reveals – Nov. 27, 2014
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B.C. is collateral damage with new national rebar tariff – Dec. 8, 2014
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Cost of new homes will increase because of new national rebar tariff – Dec. 9, 2014
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Let’s build prosperity for our communities – Dec. 16, 2014
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B.C. Government’s Approval of Site C shows foresight – Dec. 16, 2014
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Poll shows public opposition to “flow control” bylaw and Metro Vancouvers political maneuvering – Oct. 3, 2013
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