FEDERAL GOVERNMENT NEWS: Surrey Board of Trade to Focus on Federal Government Policy in Virtual Canadian Chamber of Commerce Policy Debates, October 27-28

At the annual Canadian Chamber of Commerce Convention to be held virtually on October 27-28, the Surrey Board of Trade will be seeking support for 12 federal government policies from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s member chambers of commerce and boards of trade, representing 200,000 Canadian businesses. The Surrey Board of Trade will release their policy wins after the policy debates on Wednesday and Thursday (Oct 27 and 28). Stay tuned for more details. There are 69 federal government policies being debated at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Convention this year, very similar to a UBCM and FCM format.

“One of the Surrey Board of Trade’s strengths is the formation 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, President & CEO, Surrey Board of Trade.

Surrey Board of Trade federal government policies that will be debated, from an economic lens, are focused on:

·       Creating a Level Playing Field for Canadian Broadcasters in a Digital Age

·       Adding Fitness Credits as Medical Expenses on Tax Returns

·       Work From Home Here to Stay – CRA Needs to Make the T2200 Short Form Permanent

·       Creating Businesses and Jobs with the Blue Economy

·       The Need for a National Supply Chain Strategy

·       Veterans: An Asset to Any Workforce

·       Resource Industries – A Critical Ingredient in The Post-Pandemic Recipe

·       Protecting The National Economy by Managing the Lower Fraser River

·       A Need for A Long-Term Post Pandemic Strategy for the Air Transportation Industry

·       Creating A Comprehensive Action Plan on Building a Sustainable Business Relationship with Indigenous People

·       Reinstate the Annual Publication on Foreign Trade Barriers to Benefit Canada’s Interests

·       Renewing the Canada-United States Relationship

There are 450 chambers of commerce/boards of trade in Canada. The Surrey Board of Trade is one of the top 10 largest chambers of commerce/boards of trade in Canada.


Anita Huberman, 604-634-0342,