FEDERAL ELECTION NEWS: 2021 Federal Election Matters to Surrey’s Economy Says Surrey Board of Trade

Surrey Federal Election Candidates Business Dialogue scheduled for September 8 from 5:30-8:30pm co-hosted by the Surrey Board of Trade and the South Asian Business Association

SURREY, BC – Surrey is going to be the largest city in British Columbia by 2030. The Federal Election, with voting set to take place on September 20th, matters to Surrey because of our diversified industry base, human capital and international access points by land, water and air.

“COVID debt, business and job creation, labour issues, climate change costs, the need to invest in infrastructure, while expediting project approval requires serious, bold strategies to grow our economy,” said Anita Huberman, CEO of the Surrey Board of Trade.

“To succeed in the face of fierce competition, Surrey must generate sustained business investment, jobs and growth here — not just in the short term, but for years to come. Today, we’re challenging all of our local main party candidates to attend our candidates dialogue on September 8 to speak about how they will be accountable to Surrey, not just if they get elected but for the duration of their term in office,” added Anita Huberman.

Key topics for candidates will include:

·       Bold economic strategy

·       Business and industry innovation

·       Climate change and industry innovation

·       Emergency planning

·       Government debt

·       Immigration

·       Indigenous

·       Infrastructure Investments (transportation, housing)

·       International competitiveness

·       Investing in Canada

·       Poverty

·       Public safety

·       Red Tape

·       Skills and Labour

·       Tax competitiveness

·       Tourism, arts & culture

·       Women

·       Youth

The Surrey Board of Trade is a non-partisan business organization. Our role is to instigate change at the different levels of government with any political or public servant in office. The Surrey Board of Trade hosts these dialogues with political candidates for every election because we need to understand their vision for Surrey’s business community.

Please reach out to to register for the Surrey Federal Election Candidates Business Dialogue scheduled for September 8 from 5:30-8:30pm.
(A determination will be made on whether this event will be in person or digital). Candidates from Conservative, Green, Liberal and NDP parties only will be included at this event.

ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE? Make sure you are – every vote counts.


Anita Huberman, 604-634-0342,