Sick of the transit Referendum?

So this nonsense with the transit referendum is almost over. See my column to read why I say, "Vote Yes, then Vote No".

See my column in the Business in Vancouver, but you will have to scroll to the bottom.

Or see it here.

Also, if you did not hear me on News 1130, then you can do the next best thing and read what I had to say.

So where are all those high tech jobs anyways?

We hear lots about the booming high tech industry, but where are all those jobs, and what if you aren't into high tech? Well, don't worry, there are jobs aplenty, and not always in what you think. See my column

ASET Holders in BC

One of the key questions I got at the BC Truck Loggers Convention in Victoria last week was who are the local Aboriginal Skills Employment and Training organizations, as these are the best groups to partner with to train and employ Aboriginal people in BC.

There are 16 of these ASETS in BC. See the list below.

Coast Salish Employment and Training Society

·      CSETS

·      Serves Southern Vancouver Island



Nuu-chah-nulth Employment & Training Program

·      NETP

·      Severs Western Vancouver Island



North Vancouver Island Aboriginal Training Society

·      NVIATS

·      Serves Northern Vancouver Island and Coast



First Nations Employment Society

·      FNES

·      Serves Greater Vancouver and Sunshine Coast



Sto:Lo Aboriginal Skills, Employment & Training

·      SASET

·      Serves Fraser Valley



Okanagan Training & Development Council

·      OTDC

·      Serves Okanagan



Ktunaxa Nation Council Employment and Training

·      KNC

·      Serves Kootenays



Aboriginal Community Career Employment Services Society

·      ACCESS

·      Serves urban Aboriginal people in Greater Vancouver



Mid-Coast First Nations Training Society

·      MCFNTS

·      Serves the mid-coast region of Bella Bella



Shuswap Nation Tribal Council

·      SNTC

·      Serves the Shuswap region



Cariboo Chilcotin Aboriginal Training & Education Society

·      CCATEC

·      Serves the Cariboo Chilcotin



Northeast Native Advancing Society

·      NENAS

·      Serves the Northeast



Prince George Nechako Aboriginal Employment & Training Association

·      PGNAETA

·      Serves north central BC



Nisga’a Employment Skills & Training

·      NEST

·      Serves the Nisga’a Territory in the Northwest




·      TriCorp

·      Serves the Northwest




Métis Nation British Columbia

·      MNBC

·      Serves the Métis people across BC





What Will Drive the BC Economy in 2015?

What is the key economic driver for the BC economy in 2015? LNG? Oil? Interest Rates? China? Forestry? The dollar? Well it may not be what you think, but it should, because it hasn't changed in years.

See my article in the Trail Daily Record

Or at Troy Media



BC's Unemployment Rate: The Good The Bad and The Ugly

While the rate currently stands at 6%, far too many people are still looking for work


If the B.C economy has recovered, why are still too many people looking for work?


Read more in Business in Vancouver, or at Troy Media

Bursaries: New Relationship Trust

The New Relationship Trust Foundation is pleased to offer the second call for Bursaries for Certificate, Diploma and/or Trades to interested and eligible BC First Nations students.

This Call for submissions is open for Certificate, Diploma and/or Trades bursaries @ $2,000 each

Applications containing all required supporting documents must be received at the New Relationship Trust office by 12:00pm (noon) on Thursday, September 18, 2014, or emailed to 

For more details see:

The Secret to Winning A Government Contract

Here is an article I wrote, after a defense industry trade show in Ottawa.


As a B.C. business, do you want to know the secret to accessing the billions of dollars in annual defense industry purchases?

For the entire article, click here at Troy Media: