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Saint John, NB-The Surrey Board of Trade composed a federal government policy requesting action to address the lack of support for cryptocurrency miners, a recent way to conduct financial transactions for businesses. The Surrey Board of Trade won unanimous support from 450 chambers of commerce/boards of trade across Canada at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce…

SURREY, B.C. – The Surrey Board of Trade urges the Government of Canada to take real action to address the lack of innovation regarding blockchain technology in Canada.Blockchain is a distributed ledger in which anything of value can be stored, ranging from money, stocks, bonds and intellectual property, votes, art, music, loyalty points, carbon credits,

Surrey, B.C. – On Thursday, September 26, the Surrey Board of Trade will host TransLink CEO, Kevin Desmond. The presentation will be focusing on:TransLink’s next steps for transit and transportation investments in the Surrey and South Fraser region, including the new RapidBus program and the proposed SkyTrain extensionHow over 500,000 people use transit

Surrey, BC – On Tuesday, September 17th, the Surrey Board of Trade presented four winners with the Surrey Environment and Business Award at the 13th annual event. Tuesday’s event featured Robert F. Kennedy Jr. as keynote speaker, with a captivating discussion on environmental policy. His presentation highlighted the need for innovation to advance the clean

At the annual Canadian Chamber of Commerce Convention to be held September 21-23, 2019 in Saint John, New Brunswick, the Surrey Board of Trade will be seeking support for 10 federal government policies from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce member chambers of commerce and boards of trade, representing 200,000 Canadian businesses.Four delegates from the…

The Surrey Board of Trade provided a submission to the Government of Canada in its consultation on how red tape and regulatory burdens impact businesses.The summary of the Surrey Board of Trade’s submission include:·      Wherever possible, it is important for the government to eliminate duplication, overlap, inconsistencies, and contradictory rules across agencies and

The Surrey Board of Trade has authored a policy requesting that federal and provincial governments ensure that the future workforce is adequately trained. The specific recommendations are to:1.     Build and implement competency frameworks to identify skill levels and competencies required by jobs in the economy and embed literacy in all workforce training and education initiatives;

Thousands of K-12 students in Surrey will again be learning in portables for the 2019-2020 school season as the first week of school starts.28 new portables will be brought in for the beginning of the school year, bringing the total to 361 portables. September's record enrolment is expected to be even higher than earlier projections,

The Surrey Board of Trade is bringing in a very unique and famous guest speaker to Surrey - a Kennedy - more specifically Robert F. Kennedy Jr.“Mr. Kennedy will speak on environmental policy and the clean technology industry sector - both important economic issues for Surrey in our Cascadia Innovation Corridor,” said Anita Huberman,

On August 22, 2019, Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth announced plans to begin work on the Surrey Police Transition Plan by specifically appointing former Attorney General Wally Oppal with a committee to oversee the work, alongside the City of Surrey and other experts. The BC Government has given the go-ahead on the Surrey Police Transition…