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 03, 2010
Local & Regional Government
Vancouver, November 3, 2010 – Hon. Gordon Campbell has announced today that he will be stepping down as the Premier of BC, and has called for a leadership convention at the earliest possible date.
November 02, 2010
Local & Regional Government, Natural Resources, Regulation
Williams Lake, November 2, 2010 – The BC Chamber of Commerce strongly expressed its frustration and disappointment with the decision today from Environment Minister Jim Prentice that the Prosperity Mine would not be granted federal authorization to proceed due to environmental co
September 30, 2010
Finance & Taxation, Local & Regional Government, Productivity
Ottawa, September 30, 2010 – Chambers of Commerce from across the province today welcomed the announcement that a policy resolution calling on the Federal Government to help bring more visitors to BC, make tourism operators more competitive and create more jobs was passed at the
September 28, 2010
Local & Regional Government, Transportation & Infrastructure, Regulation
Gatineau, September 28, 2010 – Chambers of Commerce from across the country gathered in Canada’s Capital Region this past weekend for the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting where they sent a strong message calling on the federal government to immediately move int
August 20, 2010
Finance & Taxation, Local & Regional Government
Vancouver, August 20, 2010 – The following statement was issued today by the six  associations who asked for a judicial review of the anti-HST petition:  “We launched our court case because we wanted clarity and certainty around the future of the 

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