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.

November 04, 2014
Transportation & Infrastructure, Electricity
The decision by the B.C. and Canadian governments to grant environmental approval to B.C. Hydro’s Site C project is very good news.
October 31, 2014
Public Finance & Taxation, Local & Regional Government
B. C. municipalities got a well-deserved earful last week about their property tax habits, with renewed calls for less spending and a rebalancing of contributions between homeowners and businesses.
October 23, 2014
Public Finance & Taxation, Local & Regional Government, Healthy Communities
Vancouver, October 23, 2014 – As B.C. celebrates Small Business Week 2014 (Oct. 20 – 24) amidst municipal political campaigns, the BC Chamber of Commerce is calling on candidates to voice their views on bringing back the business vote.
October 22, 2014
Public Finance & Taxation
In pre-B.C. budget consultations, the BC Chamber has called for fiscal prudence and a balanced budget. The Chamber has also emphasized the need to enhance B.C.'s competitiveness and productivity.
October 22, 2014
Local & Regional Government, Regulation
Following advocacy by the provincial and Lower Mainland Chambers, the Province turned down Metro Vancouver's Bylaw 280.

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