NEW: Surrey Board of Trade Congratulates New Federal Ministers – Focus Needed on Surrey Economic Priorities

Today, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled his new cabinet, making big changes and choosing ministers who he says will be able to act quickly on priority issues, such as the COVID-19 pandemic response, climate change, foreign affairs and Indigenous relations.

“The Surrey Board of Trade remains steadfast and resolute on economic policies that will support and attract business in Surrey,” said Anita Huberman, President & CEO of the Surrey Board of Trade. “We were disappointed to see limited BC representation in the new cabinet, especially the lack of Surrey representation. Surrey is going to be the largest city in BC very soon – and Surrey matters. The Federal Government needs to focus on economic growth for all businesses and their workforces.”

The Surrey Board of Trade wants the Federal Government to focus on:
(1) Comprehensive tax reform
(2) A modern, productive, inclusive workforce to address labour shortages
(3) Revenue generation to reduce debt – incorporating a fiscal anchor
(4) Enhancing social infrastructure across the country – homelessness and lack of access to housing is unacceptable in Canada
(5) Reliable and sustainable international trade opportunities for all businesses
(6) A clear strategy to get infrastructure dollars to projects quickly to create jobs
(7) An immigration and international student strategy that enables productive career and entrepreneurial outcomes
(8) Ensuring all families have access to affordable child care
(9) Implementing a national pharmacare plan to alleviate the burden on business

“The Surrey Board of Trade looks forward to communicating with the new cabinet on the many issues that business organizations deal with, ranging from transportation, to economic recovery, and to social policy.”

Full list of the new Canadian Government Cabinet: cabinet.

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For more information contact, Anita Huberman, President & CEO, Surrey Board of Trade
604-634-0342 or 604-340-3899 or