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 15, 2011
Finance & Taxation, Local & Regional Government
February 15, 2011 - Victoria, BC – Chambers of Commerce across the province welcomed Budget 2011 as an appropriate budget that continues the government’s prudent approach while protecting the province from future challenges.
February 15, 2011
Finance & Taxation, Skills & Training
Budget 2011 - the ‘status quo’ Budget.
January 25, 2011
Finance & Taxation
Vancouver, January 25, 2011 – Chambers of Commerce from across the province today welcomed the announcement that an independent panel will be formed to report on the options facing BC in the coming HST referendum.
January 18, 2011
Finance & Taxation, Local & Regional Government
Vancouver, January 18, 2011 – Chambers of Commerce from across the province today welcomed the announcement from Christy Clark at the BC Chamber of Commerce Future Premier Business Panel that she is proposing a Municipal Auditor General.
December 02, 2010
Finance & Taxation, Transportation & Infrastructure, Skills & Training
Vancouver, December 2, 2010 – Chambers of Commerce from across the province today welcomed the announcement that the deadline for completing infrastructure stimulus projects under Canada’s Economic Action Plan (EAP) has been extended until October 31, 2011.

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