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.

October 17, 2017
Entrepreneurial drive and gumption are hallmarks of our business culture in British Columbia. This is apparent when we pause to remember that 98 percent of all business in our province are small businesses.
October 16, 2017
Public Finance & Taxation
The federal government has announced a cut to small business tax rates, lowering the small business tax rate to 10 per cent in January and to nine per cent in 2019.
October 11, 2017
Public Finance & Taxation
The federal government insists that employee discounts will not be taxed despite an updated Canada Revenue Agency document that suggested they will be.
October 04, 2017
Public Finance & Taxation
The federal government's consultation period on proposed tax changes has ended, but our advocacy has not. 
October 03, 2017
Public Finance & Taxation
September 29, 2017 Honourable John Horgan, MLA Premier of British Columbia West Annex, Parliament Buildings Victoria, BC V8V 1X4 Dear Premier Horgan,

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