bill 42 | Behind the curtain
Finance Minister Selina Robinson spoke extensively to the Provincial Sales Tax Amendment Act during last week’s Committee Stage debate of Bill 42. MLA Peter Milobar (Kamloops-North Thompson) serving as the Critic for Finance brought up hotels many times throughout his remarks, as well as his disapproval of the MRDT.
British Columbia ended the second quarter of its fiscal year with $5 billion more in revenues than expected earlier this year. The operating surplus was expected to be $700 million, and is now forecast to be $5.7 billion.
Last Friday, Premier David Eby was sworn in as the 37th Premier of British Columbia at the Musqueam Community Centre in Vancouver.
Advocacy Win | Changes to BC PNP
On November 17, a series of changes were made to the BC Provincial Nominee Program’s (BC PNP) Skills Immigration streams.
Douglas College Survey | Bed Linens
The marketing team at Douglas College is looking for your feedback! As part of their marketing practicum project, they have created a survey to collect important information on sustainable practices being utilized in the BC hospitality industry! Please fill out the survey below and help Douglas College students collect valuable information to support our industry!
For the week of October 23 to 29, we are continuing to see promising data indicating industry recovery from our partners at STR.
The BC Hotel Association is committed to serving the entire hotel and accommodation sector, along with the wide array of businesses involved in its success. To better reflect the diversity of the operators and organizations we represent, we have changed some of the language used to describe our membership structure
Earlier this week, the Ministry of Finance introduced Bill 42 – 2022: Provincial Sales Tax Amendment Act, 2022 into legislature which will present a new Major Events Municipal and Regional District Tax (MRDT) of up to 2.5% on short-term accommodation sales. The City of Vancouver intends to use this temporary measure to offset the costs of planning, staging, and hosting the FIFA 2026 World Cup.