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Yesterday, on August 6, the United States of America announced that it will impose tariffs on certain Canadian aluminum products, citing national security concerns. Canadian aluminum does not undermine US national security. Canadian aluminum forms a critical part of the US defence industrial base and plays a vital role in shared defence and security objectives.…

SURREY, BC - The BC Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction is providing up to $402,105 to the Surrey Board of Trade to deliver a Labour Market Partnership project that will immediately build and support Surrey employer capacity to respond to COVID-19 workforce needs.With this project, more Surrey employers will have the capacity

The Surrey Police Board will have its inaugural meeting on Thursday, August 6, which will be open to the public.“Public safety matters to business,” said Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade.“The Surrey Board of Trade’s position is to maintain RCMP services for Surrey’s public safety infrastructure, harness existing resources, create a holistic

Surrey’s Top 25 under 25 Award Winners have been selected by the Surrey Board of Trade.Winners will be celebrated at a digital reception celebrating the recipients of the 10th Annual Surrey’s Top 25 Under 25 Awards, an event that celebrates the incredible initiatives of Surrey’s youth 25 years old or younger. The 25 winners

Today, the Conference Board of Canada (CBoC) released its report, A Rising Tide: The Economic Impact of B.C.’s liquefied Natural Gas Industry.“Without much needed investment in infrastructure projects, our economy will not be able to recover to its fullest potential,” said Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade. “Efficient and effective investment into natural resource

A staggered, proactive return plan for reopening indoor sport facilities is needed in Surrey. The plan is being substantially delayed, in contrast to other BC municipalities and other provinces, especially considering the fact that in BC all provincial requirements regarding facility operations resumption were developed in May and implemented by sport organizations accordingly.“Indoor sport

The City of Surrey approved a 2020 budget that substantially increased the property taxes paid by all Class 4 major industrial businesses.“Surrey has the greatest number of manufacturers in BC,” said Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade, “but these insurmountable tax increases on top of pre-COVID-19 and during COVID-19 induced economic slowdown has

Today, Canada’s Minister of Finance Bill Morneau announced the government’s proposed legislative changes to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) as part of a bill that will be debated next week when the House of Commons sits. Some details:1. The CEWS will be extended until December 19;2. Will include employers with a revenue decline of less

BC Minister of Labour Harry Bains presented legislative change to the Workers Compensation Act – Bill 23 – in Legislature today detailing many changes to benefit businesses and their workforce.“The Surrey Board of Trade is one of 9 entities on the Premier’s COVID-19 Economic Recovery Task Force,” said Anita Huberman, CEO of the Surrey