Monthly archive for November 2023

In 2018, the United States Government implemented duties on Canadian softwood lumber. These duties have been supported again by the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) and have been renewed.“This decision compromises regional economic development in the Cascadia Economic Corridor,” said Anita Huberman, President & CEO, Surrey Board of Trade. “We are deeply concerned

With the Canadian government’s introduction of a Housing Action Plan in the November 21st Fall Economic Statement, existing federal immigration programs are being reaffirmed to address labour shortages in residential construction trade occupations. However, further action and tweaking of these plans is needed, according to the Surrey Board of Trade (SBOT) and the British Columbia

The Surrey Board of Trade and the Burnaby Board of Trade are instigating change on electrical vehicle battery charging infrastructure.Canada has proposed regulations that indicate one-fifth of all passenger cars, SUVs and trucks sold in Canada in 2026 will need to operate on electricity, and battery lifespans are estimated to be between 10-20 years.

The Surrey Board of Trade announced the winners of the 7th Surrey Art Awards on November 28 with BC’s Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport, Lana Popham as keynote speaker, alongside special guest Dave Babych, former Vancouver Canucks defenceman and current Vice President of the Vancouver Canucks Alumni Association.“Arts and culture-related industries,

On November 21, Canada’s Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland presented the Fall Economic Statement in Parliament. The statement included many new measures that are meant to increase affordability and reduce federal debt.“The Surrey Board of Trade applauds some of the measures implemented by the Federal Government, such as on housing, but we call for

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 21, 2023 (Translated into French as well)The Surrey Board of Trade has received a $500,000 co-investment from DIGITAL, Canada’s Global Innovation Cluster for digital technologies, for their workforce development venture ‘Intercultural Digital Hospitality Skills Accelerator Project’. The project is led by the Surrey Board of Trade with Western Community