Advocacy

The BC Chamber of Commerce's dynamic, grassroots policy-building process is key to our success as B.C.'s premier business advocate.

Our network of local Chambers and their member businesses works tirelessly to craft forward-thinking, innovative policies that respond to the current, on-the-ground needs of B.C.'s businesses.

When these policies are voted into force at the BC Chamber's annual AGM, they carry the backing of our more than 30,000 represented businesses. These businesses span from sole proprietorships and micro-businesses to B.C.'s largest corporate players. Our network captures the views of every region and sector in the province.

The BC Chamber's rigorous policy-building process, coupled with our strategic advocacy efforts, has driven our outstanding track record of policy results.

The BC Chamber works closely with our partner, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, to ensure that made-in-B.C. policies have national impact. We annually participate in the Canadian Chamber's policy process and bring B.C.'s needs and innovative solutions before our peers from across the country.

March 22, 2017
Public Finance & Taxation
Though wary of the ramifications of the continued federal deficit, the BC Chamber welcomes the federal government’s investments into technology and innovation, clean energy and skills training. 
March 22, 2017
Trade
Dan Baxter, director of policy development, government and stakeholder relations for the BC Chamber discusses international trade to Asia.
March 20, 2017
Electricity
“The BC Chamber of Commerce worked alongside local chambers in the northeast region to facilitate workshops that connected BC Hydro with local businesses and expertise, and today we see how this effort has materialized into well-paying jobs for British Columbians,” said BC Chamber CEO Val Litwin.
March 17, 2017
Skilled Workforce
"The way we can best serve the community is not to offer just great service but epic world-class service training," says Val Litwin, the former chief executive officer of the Whistler chamber who now leads the British Columbia Chamber of Commerce. 
March 15, 2017
Skilled Workforce
BC Chamber of Commerce CEO Val Litwin and CCPA economist Iglika Ivanova discuss B.C.'s minimum wage rate on CBC's BC Almanac.

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