BURNABY – October 16, 2012 – The Incipe Workers’ Cooperative, a strategic consulting and communications firm incorporated as a workers’ cooperative in BC, provided an in-depth submission to the BC Legislature’s Finance and Government Services committee today, as part of the Budget 2013 consultation process.
“Our submission calls on the BC government to do what they can to make budget 2013 a cooperative budget,” said Incipe principal Kevin Harding. “Cooperative enterprises are building a better world, they’re meeting needs in communities across BC, and they’re providing work for many BC workers. The next BC budget must support cooperatives.”
The Incipe Cooperative’s budget submission includes a number of common-sense suggestions on how the BC Budget can support cooperative development, including ensuring that small business support services run by the BC government include information on cooperatives and their benefits, that government should support research into and sharing knowledge of cooperatives, and a call on government to consider cooperative service provision instead of privatization.
“We hope that both sides of the legislature, both government and opposition, look over our suggestions and see just how important cooperatives and credit unions are to BC’s economy and make the next budget a cooperative one,” said Harding.
The Incipe Cooperative’s budget submission can be read here.
The Incipe Workers’ Cooperative is a consulting co-op firm specialising in research, strategic and communications advice, and organisational support and development for nonprofit, grassroots and community groups, and other cooperatives.
Contact: Kevin Harding – firstname.lastname@example.org or 604.435.3399
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