Surrey Board of Trade to be on National Stage Debating Federal Government Policies – Canadian Chamber of Commerce Convention to hear from Prime Minister Trudeau and Opposition Leader Erin O’Toole

At the annual Canadian Chamber of Commerce Convention to be held virtually on October 26-27, the Surrey Board of Trade will be seeking support for 10 federal government policies from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce member chambers of commerce and boards of trade, representing 200,000 Canadian businesses.

Delegates from the Surrey Board of Trade (SBOT) will be participating in the digital debates including Anita Huberman, CEO; Jasroop Gosal, Policy Coordinator; Doug Tennant, Board Chair, and Dr. Greg Thomas, Chair of the SBOT’s International & Industry Team.

The Surrey Board of Trade will release their policy wins after the policy debates on Monday and Tuesday (October 26 and 27). Stay tuned for more details. There are 61 federal government policies being debated at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Convention this year, very similar to UBCM and FCM formats. Keynote addresses by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Federal Conservative Opposition Leader Erin O’Toole will be delivered.

“The Surrey Board of Trade actively participates in the composition of federal government policy perspectives to instigate change to help business and the economy. This serves as one of our member and stakeholder value propositions,” said Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade.

Surrey Board of Trade federal government composed policies that will be debated, from an economic lens, are focused on:
1. A Focus on Refugees

2. Port connectivity and infrastructure investments

3. Revitalizing Canada’s Riverfronts

4. Transportation and congestion

5. Blockchain

6. Funding for Climate Change Adaptation – Coastal & Waterfront Community Flood Protection

7. Global research fund for vaccines

8. Canada’s Economic Opportunity in the Arctic

9. Greywater

10. Pensions

There are 450 chambers of commerce/boards of trade in Canada. The Surrey Board of Trade, as Surrey’s city-building business organization, is one of the top 10 largest boards of trade/chambers of commerce in Canada.

Read the full draft policy book here: 


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