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BIV Today's Business News: Retiring Liberal MLAs to get $13.7m in pensions

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Politics and Policy Retiring Liberal MLAs to get $13.7m in pensions Government watchdogs at the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) have calculated that, so far, retiring Liberal MLAs in the current government will be eligible to receive $13.7 million in pension benefits. Real Estate and Development   Vancouver building boom spurs $1.1b in permits, 6,000 jobs The $1.1 billion that Vancouver rang up in building permits in the first six months of 2012 puts the city on track to have the highest total annual building permits since at least 2007. B.C. home sales to dip in 2012, rise in 2013 Home sales in B.C. will dip 4% to 73,400 in 2012 before rebounding 7.5% to 78,900 units in 2013, according to the British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA)’s 2012 Third Quarter Housing Forecast Update released August 30. Retail and Manufacturing   Province funds $2m buy-local campaign The B.C. government has announced that i

BIV Today's Business News: Workplace stress legislation to spur higher employer costs

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Human Resources Workplace stress legislation to spur higher employer costs Changes to WorkSafeBC legislation and policies could push employer premiums up and open the door for fines, according to the BC Human Resources Management Association (BCHRMA). Real Estate   Owning real estate one strategy to compete with Wal-Mart Retail and real estate legend Joe Segal told Business in Vancouver last week that keeping operating costs low is key for local discount retailers to successfully compete with new Wal-Mart and Target locations. Politics and Policy New B.C. federal electoral map proposed The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for British Columbia has proposed a new electoral map for B.C. for the province’s consideration at public hearings this fall.   Gordon Campbell operatives return to key posts Premier Christy Clark’s government has appointed two loyalists of former Premier Gordon Campbell to significant posts in the p