The Surrey Board of Trade will continue to instigate change through government advocacy by asking for support of their policies by their peers at the annual convention of the BC Chamber of Commerce this weekend in Kamloops from May 24-26, 2018.
Watch for news and details on Surrey Board of Trade policies as they are released next weekend.
“Even though the Surrey Board of Trade can advocate on its own to the various levels of government, it is always helpful when we receive support of our leadership-oriented policies by other chambers of commerce and boards of trade,” said Anita Huberman, CEO Surrey Board of Trade.
“The BC Chamber of Commerce, as the provincial business organization, will also be advocating on our policy perspectives for us with the provincial government.”
Policies that the Surrey Board of Trade wrote for the 2018 Convention are:
1. USING PROPERTY TAX REFORM TO SUPPORT AGRICULTURE PRODUCTION
2. REBATE PST ON PRODUCTION INPUTS
3. STABILIZING MINIMUM WAGE HIKES
4. CONTINUUM OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR WORKERS
5. PROTECTING THE NATIONAL ECONOMY BY MANAGING THE LOWER FRASER RIVER
Other co-sponsored resolutions with other Chambers of Commerce/Boards of Trade are:
1. STOP THE HARMFUL TAX CHANGES ON PRIVATE CORPORATIONS
2. ENHANCED PUSH FOR INTERMUNICIPAL MOBILE BUSINESS LICENCE
3. PROMOTING INNOVATION IN REGIONAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
4. BORDER PACT: PRE-CLEARANCE AGREEMENT
Since 1918, the Surrey Board of Trade is a not for profit organization, supporting and attracting business to Surrey through business and international programs and services. The Surrey Board of Trade has 6,000 business contacts, representing 2,500 businesses and 60,000 employees.