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On March 13, Canada’s Governor General Julie Payette granted Royal Assent to the CUSMA legislation. A three-month period will now begin to give the three countries time to work out the regulations that will govern the mechanics of the agreement.“The CUSMA trade agreement will mean continued benefits for Surrey’s business community, such as our

On Friday, March 13, 2020, the House of Commons unanimously passed an NDP motion on universal public, single-payer pharmacare. The motion passed just before the Canadian Parliament was suspended until April 20th due to COVID-19 concerns.“This is a historic win for businesses across the country,” said Anita Huberman, CEO of the Surrey Board of

On March 12, 2020, the BC Government announced that up to 36 eligible people in Surrey will receive construction trades training for Red Seal certification as electricians, carpenters and plumbers, thanks to more than $500,000 in provincial government funding.ACE Trades and Technical Institute, in partnership with Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS) in Surrey,

The Surrey Board of Trade has made the very difficult decision to postpone or cancel all March events, as of today. Today, the World Health Organization has declared the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic. The Surrey Board of Trade will let guests know when events are re-scheduled.“The Surrey Board of Trade will monitor the…

BUSINESSES INVITED TO ATTEND - Please let know if you can attendDate: Tuesday, March 3, 2020Event: Federal Budget 2020 and Quality of Life Roundtable with Canada’s Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance, Mona FortierLocation: Surrey Board of Trade, 14439 104 Avenue, Surrey B.C.Program:7:30-7:32AM: Surrey Board of…

The Surrey Board of Trade has released Pandemic Preparedness Guides (also to be used as Business Emergency Continuity Guides).As part of Canada’s business community, the Surrey Board of Trade has released the ‘Business Continuity and Recovery Planning Guide’ as well as the ‘Crisis Communications Planning Guide’.“Health scares, especially instances where a new threat

SURREY – On February 27, 2020, Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, granted approval to create a municipal police board for the City of Surrey. The next stage in the plan, according to a BC Government media release, is to transition from the RCMP to a municipal police department.It was noted

The Surrey Board of Trade is changing the public narrative for the taxi industry around partnership and innovation. Their continued advocacy for the past 6 years, in addition to advocating for the ridesharing industry, is to ensure that the taxi industry can participate in the economy on a level playing field.The Surrey Board of Trade