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Sur­rey Board of Trade Up­date on BC Gov­ern­ment Eco­nomic Poli­cies 2020

- Business · Surrey · British Columbia · U.S. Chamber of Commerce · Arbeidersparty · Abbotsford · Canada Wide Media Limited

The Sur­rey Board of Trade con­tin­ued their lead­er­ship work in provin­cial gov­ern­ment ad­vo­cacy at the vir­tual BC Cham­ber of Com­merce AGM & Con­ven­tion, which took place in May.

“The Sur­rey Board of Trade pre­sented a va­ri­ety of in­no­va­tive poli­cies to in­sti­gate eco­nomic ac­tiv­ity, in­no­va­tion and in­dus­try sup­port,” said Anita Hu­ber­man, CEO, Sur­rey Board of Trade. “The busi­ness com­mu­nity needs the Sur­rey Board of Trade, and our in­dus­try, now more than ever.”

“Even though the Sur­rey Board of Trade can ad­vo­cate on its own to the var­i­ous lev­els of gov­ern­ment, it is al­ways help­ful when we re­ceive the sup­port of our lead­er­ship-ori­ented poli­cies by other cham­bers of com­merce and boards of trade. Even if we didn’t re­ceive the assem­bly’s sup­port, the Sur­rey Board of Trade will con­tinue to drive our own poli­cies.”

The de­tails of each pol­icy will be re­leased over the next few months.

A sum­mary:

Poli­cies that were com­posed by the Sur­rey Board of Trade for the Provin­cial Con­ven­tion are:

1. Can the Fu­ture Learn in BC? The Need for More In­vest­ments in Post­Sec­ondary Ed­u­ca­tion - AMENDED & SUP­PORTED

2. Com­mit­ting to Ver­ti­cal Growth – The Next Phase of Agri­cul­tural Pro­duc­tion - AMENDED & SUP­PORTED

3. Adult Ed­u­ca­tion Pol­icy Frame­work Re­view - SUP­PORTED

4. Fix­ing the Gaso­line Cri­sis in BC - NOT SUP­PORTED

5. The Need for En­ergy Al­ter­na­tives – In­vest­ing in Nu­clear Tech­nol­ogy - NOT SUP­PORTED

6. Time for a New Pen­sion Paradigm - SUP­PORTED

7. Re­vi­tal­iz­ing the Fraser River – Un­lock­ing Its True Po­ten­tial -


8. A New Eco­nomic Lens for BC Health Care - AMENDED & SUP­PORTED

9. Ex­pand­ing the Re­gional Film Tax Credit - NOT SUP­PORTED

10. Im­prov­ing Eco­nomic and Labour Mar­ket Per­for­mance for Women and Mi­nori­ties - SUP­PORTED

11. Guide­lines for En­forc­ing Res­i­den­tial Rental Ten­ure Zon­ing - SUP­PORTED

12. Uni­ver­sal Build­ing Codes to Cre­ate Eq­ui­table Eco­nomic Op­por­tu­nity - SUP­PORTED

13. Cre­at­ing a Level Play­ing Field for the Taxi In­dus­try - SUP­PORTED

14. Keep­ing Ports Con­nected - SUP­PORTED

15. Blockchain Tech­nol­ogy Strat­egy - SUP­PORTED

16. Cre­at­ing a Level Play­ing Field for Cana­dian Broad­cast­ers in a Dig­i­tal Age - NOT SUP­PORTED

17. The Im­por­tance of Tourism to the Cana­dian Econ­omy - NOT


18. Pro­tect­ing Canada’s Arc­tic In­ter­ests - Canada’s Los­ing Bat­tle - SUP­PORTED

19. The Cure to Con­ges­tion – The Need for Re­li­able Trans­porta­tion Fund­ing - SUP­PORTED

20. Global Re­search Fund for Vac­cines - NOT ENOUGH TIME


21. The Busi­ness Case for Uni­ver­sal Ba­sic In­come - NOT ENOUGH TIME FOR DE­BATE - RE­FERRED TO BC CHAM­BER BOARD

22. Rideshar­ing – Elim­i­nat­ing

Red Tape for Driv­ers-up­dated - SUP­PORTED

23. A Fo­cus on Refugees-up­dated - SUP­PORTED

24. A Fo­cus on Youth En­trepreneur­ship-up­dated - SUP­PORTED

25. Coun­ter­ing Costly Cy­ber­crime­sup­dated - SUP­PORTED

26. Man­u­fac­tur­ing – A Skilled

Work­force-up­dated - SUP­PORTED 27. Tran­si­tion­ing Work­ers to Full Em­ploy­ment-up­dated - SUP­PORTED

Other co-spon­sored res­o­lu­tions with other Cham­bers of Com­merce/boards of Trade are:

1. Early Child­hood Ed­u­ca­tion: Un­tapped Eco­nomic Out­put - SUP­PORTED

2. Help­ing BC Em­ploy­ers At­tract and Re­tain Em­ploy­ees by In­creas­ing BC PNP Yearly Nom­i­na­tion Al­lo­ca­tion - SUP­PORTED

3. Ex­pe­dit­ing the Ge­orge Massey Cross­ing Project - SUP­PORTED

4. East-west Con­nec­tor Be­tween Ab­bots­ford Air­port & High­way 99 - SUP­PORTED

5. Get BC Busi­ness Mov­ing Again - SUP­PORTED

6. Im­prov­ing Cap­i­tal Rais­ing Ex­emp­tions for BC Co-op­er­a­tives - SUP­PORTED

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