The Surrey Board of Trade continues to lead in BC as a key player in instigating change through government advocacy. On June 8-9, they will seek support of their policies from their peers at the annual BC Chamber of Commerce convention in Prince George, again bringing forward the most policies to advance BC.
Details on Surrey Board of Trade policies will be released throughout the course of this convention.
“Even though the Surrey Board of Trade can advocate on its own to the various levels of government, it is always helpful when we receive support of our leadership-oriented policies from other chambers of commerce and boards of trade,” said Anita Huberman, President & CEO, Surrey Board of Trade.
“The BC Chamber of Commerce, as the provincial business organization, will join us in advocating for our policy perspectives with the BC government.”
Policies that the Surrey Board of Trade wrote or co-wrote for the 2022 convention are:
WORKFORCE LEADERSHIP BY ADDING SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL SKILLS TO EDUCATION
SUPPORTING URANIUM AND THORIUM EXPLORATION FOR BC’S ECONOMIC PROSPERITY
ENSURING OLD GROWTH PROTECTION AND SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY STRATEGIES SUPPORT BC’S REGIONAL ECONOMIES AND BUSINESS COMMUNITIES
FLOODS – AN EMERGING ECONOMIC THREAT REQUIRING ACTION
REVITALIZING THE ARTS INDUSTRY – A MODERN MASSEY COMMISSION
POST-GRADUATE WORK PERMIT
FORTIFYING INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS AND PROTECTING CANADA’S TECHNOLOGICAL ASSETS
CANADIAN ENERGY INNOVATION & SUSTAINABLE FINANCE
CRITICAL MINERALS – CRITICAL FOR EVERYTHING FROM CLIMATE TO NATIONAL SECURITY
ART EDUCATION INVESTMENTS
SINGLE USE PLASTICS
LITERACY LOST – CANADA’S BASIC SKILLS SHORTFALL
WORKSAFE BC – REFUND OVERFUNDED SURPLUS TO EMPLOYERS
COST OF PROLIFIC OFFENDERS ON THE LOCAL ECONOMY
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT: ENHANCING PREPAREDNESS & PREVENTION
RIDESHARING NEEDS TO BE EXPANDED TO ALL OF BC
The co-sponsored resolution with other chambers of commerce/boards of trade is:
Anita Huberman, 604-634-0342, email@example.com