B.C. election results show voters put economy first

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Vancouver, May 15, 2013 – B.C.’s election results show that British Columbians are keenly focused on B.C.’s economic future.

“While every election turns on a variety of issues, one thing is clear: the economy was a deciding factor in this election,” said John Winter, the BC Chamber’s president and CEO. “British Columbians clearly recognize the importance of balanced budgets, debt control, and plans to support B.C. job growth.”

The BC Chamber congratulates the BC Liberals and Premier Christy Clark on their election win.

“This government has won a strong mandate from British Columbians to govern with the economy top-of-mind,” Winter said. “And that’s great news for B.C.”

Winter said the BC Chamber is optimistic about what it can continue to achieve, in partnership with B.C.’s reaffirmed government and premier, to improve business and economic policy in B.C.

“We’ve worked productively with this government on issues ranging from taxation to regulation to resource management to the establishment of an auditor general for local government,” he said. “We’re keen to see what further policy wins we can achieve, in partnership with this government, for B.C. businesses – and British Columbia’s broader prosperity.”

The BC Chamber is the largest and most broadly-based business organization in the province.  Representing over 120 Chambers of Commerce and 32,000 businesses of every size, sector and region of the province, the BC Chamber of Commerce is “The Voice of Business in B.C.”


John Winter
President & CEO
BC Chamber of Commerce
C 604.376.3577