Time to add First Nations’ imperatives to an alternative GDP index – Business in Vancouver

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Time to add First Nations’ imperatives to an alternative GDP index – Business in Vancouver

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 202021 Views

December 2, 2020

A year ago, B.C. had Canada’s top provincial economy. Valued at $306 billion, it was forecast to grow at a sizzling 4.9% in 2020, and, of all the provinces, only B.C. was experiencing job growth.

RBC predicted that it would lead the country in capital investment.

And then, along came the pandemic.

With COVID-19, much of what B.C. considers to be a “good life” has shifted. Where we once considered rising investment, growing job numbers and increasing provincial income as hallmarks of life success, in a world of daily virus briefings, shuttered retail shops and travel restrictions, a good life now is counted as having enough food, access to nature for socially distanced activities and healthy friends and family.

Read More: https://biv.com/article/2020/12/time-add-first-nations-imperatives-alternative-gdp-index

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