First Liberal Federal Budget 2016 Analyzed at Lunch with Business Leaders

What will be in the Federal Budget 2016? Infrastructure spending, small business tax breaks, climate action, housing — this will be a stimulus budget incurring deficits to address a variety of needs highlighted in the Fall election Liberal platform.

The Surrey Board of Trade will be hosting an intimate lunch with business and community leaders to discuss what the budget means to Surrey. “When Finance Minister Bill Morneau spoke at our business leaders breakfast in January,” said CEO Anita Huberman, “he emphasized infrastructure investments would be a priority. Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner and I pointed out how light rail transit would benefit Surrey’s economy and he was very receptive.”

Federal Minister of Finance Morneau traveled across Canada in early January on a fact-finding mission. The Surrey Board of Trade’s breakfast was his only public appearance in BC. Over 350 business leaders were in attendance.

The lunch on Wednesday, March 23 will be an intimate dialogue with Ken Peacock, Chief Economist of the Business Council of BC, and City of Surrey Councillor Tom Gill, chair of Surrey’s Finance Committee as they break down the budget for Surrey’s business and community leaders. What investments will be made for BC? For Surrey? How can businesses take advantage of the budget’s stimulus strategies? These questions and more will be discussed at the lunch event.

Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Time: 11:30 a.m. registration; 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. dialogue
Location: Eaglequest Golf Course, 7778 152 Street, Surrey
Fee: General $40+gst; SBOT Member $30+gst
Registration: or 604.581.7130