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On Thursday, December 5, 2019, the Governor General of Canada, Julie Payette delivered the Federal Government’s Throne Speech. The speech communicated the Federal Government's priorities.The Surrey Board of Trade advocates, evaluates and monitors the priorities and actions of local, regional, provincial, and federal governments to ensure meaningful investments that will enhance opportunities for businesses.

The Passenger Transportation Board is in the midst of reviewing ridesharing applications. The Province has promised to have ridesharing on the road before Christmas. This seems unlikely with continued layered costs and red tape at each municipality in Metro Vancouver.“The Surrey Board of Trade calls on the Metro Vancouver Mayors’ Council to implement a…

SURREY, BC – On December 2, 2019 the City of Surrey approved the 2020 City Budget and 5 Year Financial Plan.The Surrey Board of Trade issued a formal response to the budget by the November 28th deadline and presented to the City of Surrey Finance Committee at the Public Hearing on December 2nd.“The…

Observations and Recommendations in General: Increased business taxes, cancel RCMP transition, improve development approvals, focus on economic development assets, art & culture investments, increase transparency, housing & transportation Strategies and municipal spendingToday, the Surrey Board of Trade presented their observations and recommendations, from an economic, business and livability perspective, to the City of Surrey Finance Committee

(From left to right: Bill Roche – PowerPlay Young Entrepreneurs, Anita Huberman-Surrey Board of Trade, Three Grade 5 Business Pitch Students, Baljit Dhaliwal-Surrey Board of Trade) PowerPlay Young Entrepreneurs unveiled the PowerPlay Ambassador Program at a Surrey Board of Trade Business Pitch evening on November 28th featuring Grade 5-7 students.PowerPlay Young Entrepreneurs is a…

SURREY, BC – The Surrey Board of Trade provided input by the BC Government’s November 29th deadline into a new framework for accessibility legislation. Currently, BC does not have comprehensive legislation to help identify, remove, and prevent barriers experienced by persons with disabilities. Nearly every Canadian will face a challenge to their accessibility at some

Observations and Recommendations in General: Increased business taxes, cancel RCMP transition, improve development approvals, focus on economic development assets, art & culture investments, increase transparency, housing & transportation Strategies and municipal spendingEach year, the Surrey Board of Trade reviews the City of Surrey’s budget and five-year plan to provide observations and recommendations to the

Target Audience: Canadian exporters, importers, customs brokers, lawyers and students.Training sessions about Incoterms® 2020 are being held across Canada to help Canadian businesses prepare for changes to Incoterms®, which take effect in January 2020. These training sessions will help businesses of all sizes succeed in global markets and avoid costly misunderstandings by defining costs,…

On Tuesday, November 26, 2019 the B.C. Government passed legislation on Indigenous human rights unanimously.“This historic legislation - passed by all MLA's - will ensure that there is a framework to enhance reconciliation,” said Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade. “The Surrey Board of Trade as Surrey's city-building & inclusive business organization congratulates the

Tickets are now available for purchase for the Surrey Women in Business Awards Lunch, featuring icon Erin Brockovich. This special pre-sale opportunity is available exclusively to Surrey Board of Trade Members in advance of the public release next week.Speaking Topic: Overcoming AdversityAbout the Speaker:It’s been over 15 years since Julia Roberts starred