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The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Interim Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and Leader of the Official Opposition in the House of Commons will be speaking to the Surrey Board of Trade.Topics include:- Federal Budget 2016- Policy PrioritiesA question and answer period will follow.Date: Thursday, April 7, 2016Registration/Lunch: 12:00

What will be in the Federal Budget 2016? Infrastructure spending, small business tax breaks, climate action, housing — this will be a stimulus budget incurring deficits to address a variety of needs highlighted in the Fall election Liberal platform.The Surrey Board of Trade will be hosting an intimate lunch with business and community leaders

On Tuesday, February 16th, the Surrey Board of Trade will host Robin Silvester, CEO of Port Metro Vancouver, as he describes Surrey’s growing role in Canada’s global supply chain including our nation’s largest port. Against a backdrop of population and trade growth, he will explore opportunities for trade-enabling activity in Surrey, navigating a course towards

The Surrey Board of Trade is initiating an education and advocacy program in support of Mobility Pricing as the preferred option for funding future infrastructure and transit projects and calls for a coordinated regional tolling policy for all existing transportation infrastructure and all future transportation infrastructure.

“Coordinated regional planning for infrastructure and tolling policy is desperately needed to ensure that no area is unduly penalized by unequal tolling practices,” said Anita Huberman, CEO of the Surrey Board of Trade. “The movement of goods and services will be severely impacted when business and commuters are driven to use the only non-tolled options because the alternative is too expensive for small business bottom lines and average family budgets.”     

The Vancouver Board of Trade is seeking approval for a name change this Friday at a Special General Meeting.

“We understand that the Vancouver Board of Trade is proposing to change its name under the Boards of Trade Act to incorporate the words “Greater Vancouver Board of Trade”.  As a large Board of Trade in the Greater Vancouver area, the Surrey Board of Trade is not in favour of this proposed change,” said Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade.