Canada’s Finance Minister Speaks for the First Time in BC to the Surrey Board of Trade

Canada’s new Finance Minister, Bill Morneau makes his inaugural speech to the Surrey Board of Trade on Saturday, January 16, 2016 to speak on Canada’s economy and the federal budget.

“The Surrey Board of Trade is focused on promised federal investments for infrastructure including light rail transit, health, education, and social housing — all key drivers of Surrey’s economic future”, said Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade.

This event is part of the Finance Minister’s pre-budget consultations, calling upon Canadians to share their thoughts on how to better support the middle class, create jobs, and set the right conditions for long-term prosperity and stronger economic growth. Input received over the course of the consultations will be used to support an ambitious economic agenda that the federal government has promised will be inclusive, sustainable, prudent, and transparent.

The Government is seeking feedback from Canadians on a number of topics, including:

  • How can we better support our middle class?
  • What infrastructure needs can best help grow the economy, protect our environment, and meet your priorities locally?
  • How can we create economic growth, protect the environment, and meet local priorities while ensuring that the most vulnerable don’t get left behind?
  • Finally, is the implementation of these new priorities and initiatives helping to grow our economy?

Date: Saturday, January 16, 2016
Time: Registration and breakfast – 8:00 am; Program – 9:00–10:30 am
Location: Aria Banquet & Convention Centre (12350 Pattullo Place, Surrey)
Admission: $35 General Admission or $350 for a table of 10; $25 SBOT Members each or $250 for a table of 10 – all +GST

Presenting Sponsor: BM Group
Media Sponsor: The Leader Newspaper

Please register by contacting Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade at