October 2017

In This Issue

Perspective:
The Cost of Paradise

Fourteen months ago, the government of British Columbia imposed a 15% tax on foreign homebuyers in the Metro Vancouver area. The tax went into effect on Aug. 2, 2016, only nine days after it was announced.

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Meet Jonathan Burke

By Richard Wright

One year ago, in July of 2016, Burke became CEO of Montigo when a private equity group purchased the company; as you will see, in one year he’s learned a lot.

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2017 August Business Climate

In early September, Hearth & Home faxed a survey to 2,500 specialty retailers of hearth, barbecue and patio products, asking them to compare August 2017 sales to August 2016. The accompanying charts and selected comments are from the 189 useable returns.

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