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.

July 27, 2017
Public Finance & Taxation
Our hope is that the new government will show leadership by permanently granting the small business tax benefit to credit unions, as well as work with the business community to reverse the change made by the federal government in 2013.
July 25, 2017
Public Finance & Taxation, Productivity, Healthy Communities
It benefits communities and the businesses that serve them when credit unions are taxed fairly. Central 1 Credit Union (Central 1), along with the BC Chamber of Commerce (BC Chamber), are pursuing fair tax treatment for credit unions in the province. Central 1 and its B.C.
July 25, 2017
Natural Resources
“The decision to not proceed with the Pacific NorthWest LNG terminal is a loss for B.C., but there is still a window of opportunity to build a world-leading LNG industry,” said Val Litwin, President and CEO of the BC Chamber of Commerce.
July 25, 2017
Natural Resources
The Petronas-led decision to not proceed with building its Pacific NorthWest Liquid Natural Gas (PNW LNG) terminal in Port Edward is a loss for British Columbia – but the window is not closed. Liquid natural gas projects are possible in B.C.

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