BIV on Roundhouse January 11: How B.C.'s supercluster bid could transform the economy

Plus, why Metro Vancouver malls perform the best in Canada and how prohibitive tax rates are hurting working moms
Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster aims to boost collaborations in everything from VR/AR to natural resources | Photo: Chung Chow, BIV

On the latest show, Retail Insider’s Craig Patterson discusses how sales at Metro Vancouver malls are outdoing the rest of the nation, why the Loblaw price-fixing scandal goes beyond $25 gift cards and why a popular Asian fast-food chain is more interested in Winnipeg than B.C.

Then, Bill Tam, co-chair of Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster, offers an update on the economic impacts of a successful B.C. bid for Ottawa’s supercluster initiative.

Later, Alexandre Laurin of the C.D. Howe Institute discusses how prohibitive tax rates are discouraging working parents from taking on extra employment.

And Shift Financial founder Spencer Sheinin offers tips for entrepreneurs looking to expand their businesses in 2018.

Click here to listen.

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