What does the next year and beyond hold for a B.C. economy battered by a global slowdown? Watch our panel discussion, Conversations Live: The Economy = Your Money
B.C. residents struggle on many fronts with rising interest rates and inflation. Groceries are more expensive. Property taxes and rents are higher. Homeowners with variable-interest mortgages are being hit hard.
In recent months, most of us have cut back discretionary spending on activities such as dining out, according to a recent survey by Mario Canseco of Research Co.
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What does the next year and beyond hold for a B.C. economy battered by a global slowdown?
Tonight, the Vancouver Sun in partnership with Conversations Live is bringing together an expert panel to offer insights on the uncertain economic road ahead for our province. I will be there along with Stuart McNish who will host the discussion – “The Economy = Your Money” – and take your questions.
Bookmark this story and come back at 7 p.m. to watch and submit your own questions.
The five panelists are:
• Katrine Conroy, B.C. Minister of Finance, and NDP MLA for Kootenay West since 2005.
• Jock Finlayson, former chief economist at the B.C. Business Council and now a senior advisor to the organization.
• Murray Leith, executive vice president and director of investment research at Odlum Brown.
• Krista Thompson, Retired CEO of Covenant House Vancouver, the largest B.C. non-profit serving youth at risk of homelessness.
• Walter Pela, regional managing partner at KPMG in Greater Vancouver.
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