Monthly archive for March 2019

The BC government introduced legislation that sets the stage for the elimination of Medical Services Plan (MSP) premiums on January 1, 2020. MSP is the provincially insured health-care benefits, which is billed in monthly health-care premiums.“The Surrey Board of Trade advocated for the elimination of MSP,” said Anita Huberman, Surrey Board of Trade CEO.

The Surrey Board of Trade is hosting a special International Business Roundtable with Vibrant GOA, India Industry Leaders on April 10, 2019. The delegation from Goa India, led by Mr. Rajkumar Kamat, President of the Vibrant Goa Foundation, will meet with industry leaders in Surrey to make a presentation on the region and share information about the Vibrant GOA Global

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 27, 2019The Newton BIA and the Surrey Board of Trade are pleased to present Newton Talks on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Envision Financial. This month’s topic will focus on a proposed state of the art, emissions-free Hydrogen train connecting Surrey to Chilliwack, along the 99km interurban route.Newton Talks is

SURREY – The Select Standing Committee on Crown Corporations focused on Transportation Network Services: Boundaries, Supply, Fares, and Driver’s Licenses issued its recommendations today, which included ride-hailing provisions.“The Surrey Board of Trade is hopeful that ride-hailing can begin sooner rather than later,” said Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade.The Surrey Board of

The Surrey Board of Trade, as a city building business organization, continues their Business Town Hall Series for the 43rd Federal Election with the leaders of the primary political parties.The second Town Hall takes place with the Honourable Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada.“The purpose of the Business Town Hall's are to

Effective January 1, 2020, a new natural gas tax credit will be available to qualifying LNG corporations, currently calculated at 3% of the cost of natural gas. The tax credit can be used to reduce B.C.’s corporate income tax rate from 12% to 9%.“We are pleased to see the final pieces needed to deliver

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 21, 2019SURREY, B.C.– According to the Surrey Board of Trade, local businesses and tax practitioners are frustrated by the need to commit significant time, often at considerable expense, to deal with taxation and filing issues.Canadian businesses spend 131 hours on average to prepare and pay their taxes. That…

Businesses need to reduce their costs, need skilled talent to drive innovation and maximize the potential of trade deals. The costs that are hurting our businesses the most are taxes, both the rates and the cost and time to file them in addition to regulatory compliance.“Surrey, a small and medium sized business community, creates

British Columbia’s first Poverty Reduction Strategy was announced today in Surrey, BC. #TogetherBC, outlines programs and initiatives that will help reduce overall poverty in the province by 25%, and cut child poverty in half, over the next five years.“The Surrey Board of Trade, nominated by the BC Chamber of Commerce and appointed by the

On March 15, 2019, Finance Minister Bill Morneau, BC Finance Minister Carole James and BC Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Selina Robinson announced the creation of an Expert Panel on the Future of Housing Supply and Affordability.“There are a number of Surrey Board of Trade housing policies that we have championed for years,” said