From electoral reform to the speculation tax and a competitive LNG industry -- 20 resolutions pass at BC Chamber AGM

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From electoral reform to the speculation tax and a competitive LNG industry -- 20 resolutions pass at BC Chamber AGM 
Kamloops, May 25, 2018 – More than 200 business and Chamber leaders debated, discussed, and passed 20 new business and economic policies today at the BC Chamber's 66th Annual General Meeting in Kamloops. 

Passed policy resolutions of note on day one include: 

  • Minimizing Undue Negative Impacts of the Employer Health Tax - submitted by the Burnaby Board of Trade 
  • Engaging Business and Community on Electoral Reform - co-submitted by the Kamloops Chamber and the Kelowna Chamber 
  • Supporting a Globally Competitive LNG Industry in BC - submitted by the Terrace & District Chamber of Commerce 
  • Anti-Canadian Tariff: Pressing the Pause Button on BC's Proposed Speculation Tax Issue - Submitted by the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce 
"Today's policy session highlighted how passionate our network is when it comes to making BC a better place to live and work," said Dan Baxter,  Director of Policy Development, Government & Stakeholder Relations at the BC Chamber of Commerce. "The robust nature of our policy process was also demonstrated during our debate on the Employers Health Tax."  
The passed policies will become part of the BC Chamber's advocacy agenda. In total, 52 policies have been submitted and the remaining policies will be debated in tomorrow's final policy session. 

See the full list of proposed policy resolutions here. These policies do not yet reflect amendments made in the policy session. 

About the BC Chamber of Commerce 

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