Month: January 2023

BC Decriminalization and the Portugal Model

Please note this is an opinion piece and is not a comprehensive review of the systems in question. As of January 31st, the Province of BC have decriminalized drugs for personal use, in quantities below 2.5 grams. This decriminalization is limited to some key drugs: Opiods, Cocaine (powder and crack), Methamphetamine and MDMA. This change […]

2023 – A tough year for small business

Inflation, Minimum Wage, and the Employers Health Tax – challenges for business Its shaping up to be a rough year for business survival in BC. A few years ago, when the BC NDP passed legislation on the level of minimum wage in BC, it was welcomed as a positive move toward a living wage and […]