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.

February 14, 2018
Local & Regional Government, Transportation & Infrastructure
Dan Baxter explains why the BC Chamber of Commerce signed an open letter, along with several other B.C. business organizations, expressing concern about the BC Government's opposition to the TransMountain pipeline expansion. 
February 08, 2018
Public Finance & Taxation, Local & Regional Government
BC Chamber of Commerce on the BC Government’s plan to increase minimum wage  
February 08, 2018
Transportation & Infrastructure, Natural Resources
Val Litwin, president of the B.C. Chamber of Commerce, Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C Green Party, Kathryn Harrison, professor of political science at the University of British Columbia, Karen Collins, owner of Asti Trattoria Italiana, and Chris Fodor, who invested $150,000 to create B.C.
February 07, 2018
Transportation & Infrastructure, Natural Resources
Two of the largest business groups in both provinces say it’s time for the federal government to step into the rumble. “This sits squarely on the shoulders of our prime minister,” said Val Litwin, president of the B.C. Chamber of Commerce.
February 07, 2018
Transportation & Infrastructure, Natural Resources
The business community is concerned about what the next move may be in the ongoing dispute. B.C. Chamber of Commerce president Val Litwin says businesses in B.C. are worried about an ‘escalating trade scrimmage’...

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