Monthly archive for December 2021

On December 22, the Surrey Board of Trade presented our observations on the City of Surrey financial plan for 2022-2026, and government budget recommendations on December 23 at the City of Surrey Finance Committee meeting.“The Surrey Board of Trade monitors public sector spending to maximize productivity in the economy and encourage growth in the

The Surrey Board of Trade is a part of the BC Covid Industry Engagement Table and was a part of the pre-briefing this morning with Dr. Bonnie Henry and BC's Economic Development Minister Ravi Kahlon.Today, the BC Government announced extensive restrictions due to the new Omicron Covid variant. These restrictions will come into effect Wednesday, December

The Surrey Board of Trade has received $230,450 in funding to continue and build upon the Thank You Surrey – Shop Local campaign, which originally launched in early 2021. Funding is provided through the BC Chamber of Commerce through Canada’s Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development."The Surrey Board of Trade is thrilled to have received this funding to build upon the…

Today, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland delivered the Fall Federal Fiscal update. This update reports a deficit of $327.7 billion for the last fiscal year and $144.5 billion for this fiscal year. This compares favourably to their forecast of $354.2 billion and $154.7 billion, respectively, in the April budget.“When

The Surrey Board of Trade, as part of its service to its members and to address current labour shortages and the mismatch of skilled labour and job vacancies, has launched a new workforce centre. The Employment Bridge is a new tool for Surrey employers and job seekers to connect. It is designed to make it

OTTAWA – Canada’s unions, civil society groups, business (Surrey Board of Trade) and academics wrote to the Prime Minister on December 7 urging the government to use the upcoming Economic and Fiscal Update to take the next step forwards on implementing universal public pharmacare.The letter outlined how the government is falling behind the recommendations…

...AND PROPERTY TAX ACTION PLAN: Businesses Need to Advocate for a Fair Tax ClimateUnexpected property tax increases for businesses over the past year, with more expected in 2022, has resulted in the Surrey Board of Trade receiving numerous complaints. Further compounding the issue is the unprecedented delay in the release of the City of

Organizations Collectively Step-up to Help British Columbia’s Flood Relief EffortsAT THE SURREY BOARD OF TRADE - PRESS CONFERENCE:The current BC floods and mudslides are the most devastating and most costly natural disaster Canada has ever experienced. Uniting to provide aid to those impacted is crucial at this time. Kirpa Collective, Tera Terra Helping

On December 17, 2020, Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard Minister Bernadette Jordan ordered all salmon farms in the Discovery Islands removed by June 30, 2022, and that those farms not be restocked at that time.“We knew that if the decision was left unaltered it would shut down more than 24% of BC’s