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.

August 14, 2018
Vancouver, August 13, 2018 – After meeting with representatives from the Richmond and BC Chambers of Commerce, Honourable Jinny Sims, Minister of Citizens’ Services, acted swiftly to bolster the Chamber brand across British Columbia. 
August 09, 2018
Finance & Taxation
The path to affordable housing won't be paved by the Speculation Tax. Read Val Litwin's take in the Province. 
July 30, 2018
Transportation & Infrastructure
Dan Baxter, Director of Policy Development, reacts to the new union-only monopoly for public construction projects. 
July 30, 2018
Transportation & Infrastructure
BC Chamber signed an open letter on union-only monopoly hiring deals for public construction projects. Read the letter here. 
July 03, 2018
Our 2018 AGM & Conference told a story of strong engagement and collaboration among our network. 52 resolutions were put forward with various levels of collaboration on 27 of those policies -- from co-submitting  resolutions to many resolutions with supporting chambers. The end result?

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