BC Chamber in the News

As the Voice of Business in B.C., the BC Chamber regularly takes public stances on issues of importance to our membership and, more broadly, to B.C.'s business community. View our participation in recent media stories below. Please note that, due to paywalls at various publications, you may not be able to access some articles directly via the links.

June 20, 2018
Healthy Communities
This year at the AGM, the BC Chamber passed a resolution asking for a postponement of implementation and review regarding the Dual Agency rules.
June 20, 2018
Healthy Communities
CEO and President of the BC Chamber of Commerce, Val Litwin, will be speaking at this year's Stakeholder Engagement Forum on July 5.
June 20, 2018
Natural Resources
The Squamish Chamber of Commerce gets support from the BC Chamber on their under-harvest issue at this year's AGM.
June 20, 2018
Finance & Taxation, Skills & Training, Healthy Communities
A recent resolution was passed at the BC Chamber of Commerce's AGM this May in Kamloops, asking the government to eliminate the Employer Health Tax. 
June 20, 2018
Finance & Taxation
A recent survey shows the correlation between the Speculation Tax and lower prices for recreational homes.
June 20, 2018
Finance & Taxation, Local & Regional Government
The Duncan Cowichan Chamber was very happy to see their resolutions passed at this years AGM in Kamloops.
June 11, 2018
Healthy Communities
The Whistler Chamber of Commerce got their resolution passed at this year's AGM conference in Kamloops, emphasizing the importance of accomodation in resort areas.
June 11, 2018
Skills & Training
The need for skill development in our province didn't go unnoticed at this year's AGM conference in Kamloops.
June 11, 2018
Transportation & Infrastructure
Val Litwin emphasizes CN's plans towards the Rail upgrades and the prosperity of BC businesses.
June 11, 2018
Transportation & Infrastructure
President and CEO, Val Litwin, alongside the Mission Chamber of Commerce discuss the long-overdue Pipeline project.
June 05, 2018
Finance & Taxation, Local & Regional Government, Healthy Communities
Dan Baxter, Director of Policy Development, Government and Stakeholder Relations, discusses many issues including the TMX decision by Kinder Morgan.
June 05, 2018
Natural Resources
As Kinder Morgan's decision brought a mixture of emotions in B.C., the BC Chamber of Commerce applauded the decision - with caution.
June 05, 2018
Skills & Training
Director of Policy Development, Dan Baxter explains the benefits and concerns with the new Minimum Wage increase.
June 05, 2018
Skills & Training
Val Litwin gives his view on the new Minimum Wage increase as of June 1st.
June 05, 2018
Natural Resources
Val Litwin expresses how the LNG industry will flourish B.C.'s economy in more ways than we can imagine.
June 05, 2018
Healthy Communities
Congratulations Tom Lymbery for all your hard work and dedication!
June 05, 2018
Regulation
Prince George Chamber of Commerce among other chambers voted in favour of the Electoral Reform at BC Chamber AGM in May.
June 05, 2018
Finance & Taxation, Healthy Communities
The Employer Health Tax was a topic not to be missed at the BC Chamber AGM.
June 05, 2018
Regulation, Healthy Communities
Policy for Meat Inspection Systems is renewed at the BC Chamber AGM. 
June 05, 2018
Local & Regional Government
The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce saw six resolutions pass at the BC Chamber AGM in May.
June 05, 2018
Regulation
There were some great discussions at the BC Chamber AGM regarding the Proportional Representation system.
June 05, 2018
Healthy Communities
Congratulations to the Castlegar Chamber of Commerce for all their amazing efforts! 
June 05, 2018
Regulation
The Prince George Chamber of Commerce took a clear stance on the importance of Proportional Representation at this year's BC Chamber AGM.
June 05, 2018
Regulation
The Prince George Chamber of Commerce worked really hard to pass three resolutions at the BC Chamber AGM!
June 05, 2018
Regulation
The Kimberley & District and Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce made a resolution into an official policy at the BC Chamber AGM in May.
June 05, 2018
Regulation
With the legalization of Cannabis just around the corner, the BC Chamber AGM just adopted a policy in Kamloops.
June 05, 2018
Finance & Taxation
Two Vernon Chamber of Commerce policies were passed at this year's BC Chamber AGM in Kamloop!
June 05, 2018
Natural Resources
Honourable Shannon Phillips discussed climate change issues at the BC Chamber AGM in May 2018.
June 05, 2018
Local & Regional Government
Let's take a closer look at some of the BC Chamber of Commerce recommendations for taxation, LNG and housing policies put forth at the AGM Conference in Kamloops.
June 05, 2018
Local & Regional Government
The BC Chamber AGM successfully wraps up in Kamloops!
June 05, 2018
Local & Regional Government, Healthy Communities
Val Litwin chats with Sarah Penton from CBC News about issues in our Province.
June 05, 2018
Productivity
Val Litwin chats with Jim Harrison on Radio NL, regarding politics, BC Business' and more.
June 05, 2018
Local & Regional Government
Director of Policy Development, Dan Baxter, shares his insights about the various tax policies coming forward in this year's AGM meeting in Kamloops.
June 05, 2018
Local & Regional Government
Kamloops Chamber of Commerce President Joshua Knaak is looking forward to the BC Chamber Annual General Meeting on May 24-26, 2018 to discuss the importance of Electoral Reform.
June 05, 2018
Local & Regional Government
Kamloops Chamber of Commerce is looking forward to debate and discuss their Electoral Reform policy at the BC Chamber AGM in May 2018.
June 05, 2018
Transportation & Infrastructure
Val Litwin discusses the importance of the Trans Mountain Pipeline with Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resource.
June 05, 2018
Transportation & Infrastructure, Healthy Communities
Val Litwin represented BC Chamber of Commerce, alongside other BC Business' with the 'Federation Flight: Rebuilding Confidence in Canada' initiative in Edmonton, Alberta.
June 05, 2018
Transportation & Infrastructure, Healthy Communities
Val Litwin, alongside other Business Leader of B.C. unite to support a neighbouring Province.
June 05, 2018
Transportation & Infrastructure, Healthy Communities
Val Litwin shows his support for the Premier of Alberta, alongside many other B.C. delegates.
June 05, 2018
Transportation & Infrastructure
Val Litwin joins other British Columbians in Edmonton to raise awareness towards the Trans Mountain Pipeline and restoring Confidence in Canada.
June 05, 2018
Transportation & Infrastructure
Val Litwin supports his views about the Trans Mountain Pipeline and restoring Confidence in Canada.
June 05, 2018
Natural Resources
Val Litwin weighs in on turning down the taps and our province.
April 18, 2018
Natural Resources
Val Litwin speaks with Global National on the importance of restoring investor confidence in Canada. 
April 18, 2018
Natural Resources
Val Litwin weighs in on Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and why it must proceed to restore confidence in Canada.  
April 18, 2018
Natural Resources
Val Litwin weighs in on Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and why it must proceed to restore confidence in Canada.  
April 18, 2018
Val Litwin weighs in on Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and why it must proceed to restore confidence in Canada.  
April 18, 2018
Natural Resources
Val Litwin weighs in on Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and why it must proceed to restore confidence in Canada.  
April 18, 2018
Natural Resources
Val Litwin weighs in on Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and why it must proceed to restore confidence in Canada. 
April 18, 2018
Natural Resources
Val Litwin weighs in on Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and why it must proceed to restore confidence in Canada. 
April 18, 2018
Dan Baxter on why the Labour Relations Code is a finely balanced piece of legislation and needs to stay that way. 
April 05, 2018
Finance & Taxation
Val Litwin covers the 'dogpile' of taxes facing BC business owners. 
April 05, 2018
Val Litwin explains why the proposed Employers Health Tax isn't good for business and offers solutions for a more equitable approach. 
April 05, 2018
The business community is advocating for government to maintain its current Labour Relations Code. Dan Baxter weighed in.   
April 05, 2018
Finance & Taxation
The cost of doing business in BC keeps rising. Our Dan Baxter joined CBC’s BC Almanac to discuss the cumulative tax effect on BC businesses. Listen to the full interview podcast.     
April 05, 2018
Finance & Taxation
Val Litwin breaks down the cumulative tax effect hitting BC businesses and notes the suite of taxes is "anything but sweet".     
February 27, 2018
The B.C. Securities Commission (BCSC) is looking for feedback on whether it should require publicly traded B.C. companies to disclose how many directors and executive officers are women. Val Litwin, President and CEO of the BC Chamber of Commerce comments. 
February 21, 2018
Finance & Taxation, Local & Regional Government
Tuesday's provincial budget reflects a social agenda with meaningful investments in both housing attainability and childcare – two areas of deep interest to the BC Chamber of Commerce network –  but it leaves the business community to pick up a $1.92 billion tab on MSP by the fiscal year 2020.
February 21, 2018
Finance & Taxation, Local & Regional Government
The B.C. government announced a historic investment in childcare — more than $1 billion dollars over the next three years — and it will benefit low-income and middle-class parents.
February 21, 2018
Finance & Taxation, Local & Regional Government
The B.C. government is offering modest relief on the rising cost of child care, housing and medical services plan premiums, funded by a raft of new tax hikes that target businesses, foreign buyers, housing speculators and expensive homes.
February 21, 2018
Finance & Taxation, Local & Regional Government
ANALYSIS | NDP budget gets exclamation marks for spending and question marks for future revenue Read more...
February 21, 2018
Finance & Taxation, Local & Regional Government
Businesses pay a high price with new payroll tax: budget reaction Business community worried about impact of picking up $1.92 billion MSP tab Read more... 
February 20, 2018
Finance & Taxation, Local & Regional Government
Key investments in housing and childcare – but business bracing for massive tax hike Key Word Downgraded in Budget: Innovation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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
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’...
February 06, 2018
Natural Resources
BC Chamber CEO Val Litwin says with multiple projects still in the works, LNG remains a key opportunity—if we are willing to be competitive. Read more.
February 06, 2018
Natural Resources
Chambers stand together: The Alberta and B.C. chambers of commerce as well as the Canadian Chamber of Commerce issued a joint statement Thursday saying the B.C. government is sending the wrong message to investors and diminishing Canada’s competitiveness on the global market.
February 02, 2018
Natural Resources
VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Not everybody in BC agrees with Victoria’s decision to consider restricting the flow of bitumen through our province. That’s the message from a group representing 36,000 businesses in this province...
December 11, 2017
Environment & Climate Change, Natural Resources
Site C will energize BC for a hundred years
December 05, 2017
Transportation & Infrastructure, Natural Resources
In B.C., we maintain a nimble balancing act. Our province is home to breathtaking natural wonders that make this one of the most beautiful places in the world.
October 20, 2017
B.C. Chamber says the federal government has listened to the concerns of B.C. businesses. Read more.
October 16, 2017
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
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 02, 2017
Finance & Taxation
Val Litwin, president and CEO of the BC Chamber of Commerce talks about how proposed federal tax reforms will do nothing but harm the people of B.C. and Canada.
July 27, 2017
Finance & Taxation
Our hope is that the new government will show leadership by permanently granting the small business tax benefit to credit unions, as well as work with the business community to reverse the change made by the federal government in 2013.
July 25, 2017
Natural Resources
“The decision to not proceed with the Pacific NorthWest LNG terminal is a loss for B.C., but there is still a window of opportunity to build a world-leading LNG industry,” said Val Litwin, President and CEO of the BC Chamber of Commerce.
July 19, 2017
Local & Regional Government
With a new government taking power in Victoria, Dan Baxter from the B.C. Chamber of Commerce outlines this year’s most pressing concerns for West Coast businesses. 
June 26, 2017
Trade & Technology
At the BC Chamber of Commerce’s first #TradeTalks forum, three young entrepreneurs will pitch their export plans. Still in their teens, these go-getters are already veterans of YELL, a crash course in proving business ideas
June 26, 2017
Trade & Technology
Trade has been a cornerstone of our provincial economy for more than a century, thanks to abundant natural resources, an entrepreneurial population and prime location.
June 06, 2017
Local & Regional Government
“I think the prevailing feeling within our network now is certainly one of uncertainty,” said BC Chamber of Commerce president Val Litwin.
May 31, 2017
Local & Regional Government, Natural Resources
Dan Baxter from the BC Chamber of Commerce discusses the policy results of the chamber’s recent AGM. 
May 30, 2017
Local & Regional Government, Natural Resources
BC Chamber of Commerce president Val Litwin said part of his job going forward will be reminding the NDP-Green alliance of the Interior's perspective.
May 30, 2017
Scroll to 01:16:44 for an interview with BC Chamber CEO Val Litwin for a provincial business perspective on the NDP/Green alliance announcement.
May 30, 2017
Val Litwin, president of the B.C. Chamber of Commerce, welcomes the spotlight on technology. “The puck is moving in the direction of technology as we continue to diversify our economy,” he said. “Our caution would be whether this presents more red tape for business.”
May 30, 2017
Local & Regional Government
President and CEO Val Litwin speaks with host Mark Brennae of The Drive.
May 18, 2017
Environment & Climate Change
B.C. is home to a growing clean-technology industry — something we are being recognized for on a global scale.
May 18, 2017
Natural Resources
For decades, natural gas has been a widely available solution for manufacturing, commercial, transportation and retail businesses.
May 02, 2017
Finance & Taxation
CEO Val Litwin joins Bill Vander Zalm, Former B.C. Premier, on the Jon McComb Show to discuss encouraging a dialogue towards a made-in-BC value added tax.
May 01, 2017
After the election process took place, everyone welcomed guest speaker, Val Litwin, BC Chamber President and CEO.
April 18, 2017
Finance & Taxation, Local & Regional Government, Natural Resources, Productivity
BC Chamber CEO Val Litwin gives the Chamber's perspective on B.C.'s economy.
April 11, 2017
Local & Regional Government
CEO Val Litwin joins a panel on CBC's On the Coast with Stephen Quinn to discuss what each party's election platform means for middle-class voters. (Scroll to 01:40:00 for interview start)
April 11, 2017
Local & Regional Government
Our CEO Val Litwin breaks down our BC Election outlook on The Drive with Mark Brennae.
April 11, 2017
Natural Resources
The BC Chamber takes a balanced approach to the issue of old-growth protection which recognizes that forestry is a foundation of the economy.
April 06, 2017
Healthy Communities
The Fernie Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting is April 20, and this year’s special guest is Val Litwin, President and CEO of the BC Chamber of Commerce.
April 03, 2017
Finance & Taxation
“Many of the investments highlighted in this budget were a reallocation, repurposing or consolidation of funds,” said BC Chamber of Commerce president Val Litwin, “and there is very little in new spending, which is a consequence of the federal government running a $28 billion deficit.”
March 22, 2017
Trade & Technology
Dan Baxter, director of policy development, government and stakeholder relations for the BC Chamber discusses international trade to Asia.
March 20, 2017
Environment & Climate Change
“The BC Chamber of Commerce worked alongside local chambers in the northeast region to facilitate workshops that connected BC Hydro with local businesses and expertise, and today we see how this effort has materialized into well-paying jobs for British Columbians,” said BC Chamber CEO Val Litwin.
March 17, 2017
Skills & Training
"The way we can best serve the community is not to offer just great service but epic world-class service training," says Val Litwin, the former chief executive officer of the Whistler chamber who now leads the British Columbia Chamber of Commerce. 
March 15, 2017
Skills & Training
BC Chamber of Commerce CEO Val Litwin and CCPA economist Iglika Ivanova discuss B.C.'s minimum wage rate on CBC's BC Almanac.
March 08, 2017
Transportation & Infrastructure
The Vancouver Taxi Association may not like but the provincial government’s decision to allow ride-hailing by the holidays is a move being applauded by the BC Chamber of Commerce.
March 07, 2017
Environment & Climate Change, Healthy Communities
A couple of weeks ago, BC Hydro announced a new idea that caught our attention at the BC Chamber of Commerce. It’s an idea that will create jobs and power businesses in downtown Vancouver.
March 07, 2017
Transportation & Infrastructure
Our Director of Policy Development Dan Baxter gives the BC Chamber perspective on today's announcement to modernize and prepare taxi industry for ride sharing
March 02, 2017
Healthy Communities
Access to labour and transportation emerged as issues impacting local business at a meeting in Castlegar of regional chambers of commerce.
February 26, 2017
Productivity
Fernie Chamber of Commerce executive director Patty Vadnais said this is good news for Fernie. “[BC Chamber of Commerce] does a great job of marketing the province to the world,” she said. “And that makes our job easier.”
February 21, 2017
Finance & Taxation
Val Litwin, president of the B.C. Chamber of Commerce, said the targeted tax relief puts money back into the pockets of all businesses, which may result in increased hiring and investment in the province.
February 21, 2017
Local & Regional Government
Chambers of Commerce across the province are congratulating Christy Clark and the Liberal government for tabling a fifth consecutive balanced budget. 
February 19, 2017
Productivity
Nearly 90 per cent of the respondents to a recent B.C. Chamber of Commerce member survey say the province’s visitor economy will become even more important over the next decade.
February 14, 2017
Transportation & Infrastructure
BC Chamber CEO Val Litwin weighs in on high-speed rail connectting Vancouver to Portland.
February 06, 2017
Transportation & Infrastructure, Healthy Communities
Plain and simple, it’s time for ride-sharing in B.C.
January 11, 2017
Natural Resources
Our Policy Director Dan Baxter applauds B.C. on its support and approval for the Trans Mountain Expansion.
December 23, 2016
Natural Resources
The federal government has made a difficult decision that we know to be in the best interest of Canadians. The approval of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion is a win for everyone who believes that balanced, evidence-based decision making is crucial to our country’s success.
December 16, 2016
Natural Resources
The approval of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline is a win for everyone who believes that balanced, evidence-based decision making is crucial to our country's success.
December 02, 2016
Natural Resources
CTV reporter Bhinder Sajan takes a closer look at the economic gain B.C. will see from the Trans Mountain Expansion Project. Story starts at 5:10.
December 02, 2016
Natural Resources
Policy Director Dan Baxter gives reaction to Northern Gateway and Trans Mountain Expansion decisions and answers listener calls.
November 26, 2016
Finance & Taxation
“It’s validating to have this independent panel acknowledge our calls to reject the complicated and archaic PST,” said BC Chamber CEO Val Litwin. “If the government were to implement only one change to our system of taxation, it would be to ditch the PST in favour of a made-in-B.C.
November 23, 2016
Trade & Technology
Donald Trump says he'll pull the U.S. out of the Trans Pacific Partnership in his first day in office. Dan Baxter with the B.C. Chamber of Commerce and Irene Lanzinger with the B.C. Federation of Labour discuss what that will mean for B.C.
November 23, 2016
Productivity
The B.C. Chamber of Commerce survey showed 92 per cent of respondents believe their businesses are in good or acceptable shape. And four out of five expect to grow their businesses over the next five years.
November 23, 2016
Trade & Technology
Dan Baxter, the policy director for the B.C. Chamber of Commerce, said the loss of the TPP would be an economic blow for the province.
November 15, 2016
Trade & Technology
Our Policy Director Dan Baxter breaks down how a Trump presidency could impact B.C.
November 05, 2016
Healthy Communities
The B.C. Chamber of Commerce is on board — as long as other Pacific states stop the time shift.
November 04, 2016
Natural Resources
Woodfibre LNG says it is proceeding with its proposed liquefied natural gas development near Squamish in what would be the province’s first LNG project.
November 02, 2016
Healthy Communities
Our Policy Director Dan Baxter chats with CBC's Gloria Macarenko about Daylight Savings Time.
November 01, 2016
Skills & Training
B.C. Chamber of Commerce President Val Litwin said a strong immigration policy is “vital” for the economy as retirements start outpacing the number of Canadian youth entering the job market.
October 27, 2016
Productivity
BC Chamber CEO Val Litwin celebrates the importance of the small business sector for the 10th anniversary of Small Business Month.
October 27, 2016
Healthy Communities
Shaw TV tags along with BC Chamber President & CEO Val Litwin as he gets introduced to representatives of the Nanaimo business community during Small Business Month.
October 26, 2016
Healthy Communities
“Tapping into millennials is a real opportunity to change. Millennials, and most business people, for that matter, want an experience, which is why we need to focus more on the experience of membership rather than the transaction.”
October 17, 2016
Finance & Taxation
The B.C. Liberals face growing pressure from the business community to reform the provincial sales tax to stimulate investment and improve productivity, particularly in the manufacturing sector.
October 15, 2016
Healthy Communities
“From the B.C. Chamber of Commerce’s point of view, housing affordability is very much an issue. Our members are saying that to us … and asking us to talk to government on this issue.” Dan Baxter, B.C. Chamber of Commerce
October 12, 2016
Natural Resources
New B.C. Chamber of Commerce CEO Val Litwin is eyeing ways to bolster membership and revenues while helping regional chambers and members respond to the province’s emerging “low carbon” economy.
October 11, 2016
Transportation & Infrastructure
Air travel inspires endless opportunities for businesses to connect with new prospects and seek out untapped markets. Air travel is essential to the growth of the tourism industry and bolsters our ability to trade Canadian products.
October 11, 2016
Finance & Taxation
More pressure is being applied by the B.C. Chamber of Commerce to change the province's sales tax model.
October 11, 2016
Local & Regional Government
It's encouraging, as the BC Chamber of Commerce noted, that the UBCM proposed a resolution to recognize the existence of and to co-operate with the province’s Auditor General for Local Government (AGLG).
October 07, 2016
Natural Resources
The new president and CEO of the BC Chamber of Commerce is on a provincial tour and he paid Prince George a visit Thursday.
October 03, 2016
Natural Resources
Our president and CEO Val Litwin was profiled in the Trans Mountain Today's Supporter Spotlight series. In the profile, Val addresses responsible resource development in Canada and ultimately why his members support the Trans Mountain Expansion Project.
October 03, 2016
Natural Resources
The BC Chamber of Commerce supports the federal cabinet’s decision to approve the Pacific NorthWest LNG project in Port Edward, which is part of a potential $36-billion total investment.
September 28, 2016
Local & Regional Government
BC Chamber president and CEO Val Litwin and Director of Policy Dan Baxter address a proposed UBCM resolution to oppose provincial intervention in cases of local government amalgamation - listen to our live on-air interview about why we see benefits for the province to step in when making the best
September 09, 2016
Local & Regional Government
The BC Chamber’s province-wide membership supports minimum wage increases to be linked to the Consumer Price Index, so as to bring stability and predictability for businesses. 
September 07, 2016
Former business owner and BC Chamber CEO Val Litwin says that businesses must have stability and predictability to protect them from the impact of sudden and substantial increases - "We don't oppose increases, we just need to ensure businesses are adequately consulted."
September 06, 2016
Businesses are wary of a substantial increase in the minimum wage, said Dan Baxter, policy director at the B.C. Chamber of Commerce. “It puts a lot of pressure on those businesses,” Baxter said. “They see an impact on their bottom line and they don’t have a way to recoup that cost.”
September 06, 2016
Transportation & Infrastructure
Now is not the time to hit the pause button on building trade-enabling infrastructure in B.C.
August 25, 2016
Natural Resources
Dan Baxter, BC Chamber Policy Development Director, talks live on-air with host Adam Stirling of CFAX-1070 about the business case for the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project. Click here to listen to the interview on our Soundcloud page.
August 17, 2016
Backed by 36,000 businesses across the province, the B.C. Chamber fully supports the mayors’ proposal to introduce mobility pricing as one of a number of tools to fund Metro Vancouver’s transportation plan.
August 05, 2016
'On the Air' host Pamela McCall spoke with Dan Baxter, Director of Policy Development, Government & Stakeholder Relations, about the Site C Clean Energy Project and where it stands one-year after its launch
June 09, 2016
Trade & Technology, Regulation
June 08, 2016
Finance & Taxation, Natural Resources
June 08, 2016
Finance & Taxation, Transportation & Infrastructure, Trade & Technology, Regulation, Healthy Communities
June 06, 2016
Finance & Taxation, Natural Resources
June 01, 2016
Finance & Taxation, Local & Regional Government, Transportation & Infrastructure, Trade & Technology, Skills & Training, Natural Resources, Regulation, Healthy Communities
June 01, 2016
Finance & Taxation
May 31, 2016
Finance & Taxation, Trade & Technology, Natural Resources
May 31, 2016
Finance & Taxation, Local & Regional Government, Trade & Technology, Environment & Climate Change, Regulation, Healthy Communities
May 31, 2016
Trade & Technology, Skills & Training, Regulation
May 28, 2016
Finance & Taxation, Trade & Technology, Natural Resources, Regulation
May 26, 2016
Finance & Taxation, Trade & Technology, Regulation
May 01, 2016
Finance & Taxation
March 08, 2016
Trade & Technology, Environment & Climate Change, Natural Resources
March 04, 2016
Finance & Taxation, Natural Resources
February 18, 2016
Finance & Taxation, Trade & Technology, Natural Resources, Productivity
July 29, 2015
The Province has announced a new climate leadership team to provide expert advice and recommendations for a new Climate Action Plan.
February 24, 2015
Transportation & Infrastructure
December 17, 2014
Transportation & Infrastructure, Natural Resources
December 16, 2014
Environment & Climate Change
December 16, 2014
Environment & Climate Change
December 16, 2014
Environment & Climate Change
December 16, 2014
Environment & Climate Change
November 24, 2014
Environment & Climate Change
Then-premier W.A.C. Bennett addressed the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in 1962 and made the case that: “We must build on the solid rock of sound economic policies and balanced budgets."
November 04, 2014
Environment & Climate Change
The decision by the B.C. and Canadian governments to grant environmental approval to B.C. Hydro’s Site C project is very good news.
October 31, 2014
Finance & Taxation, Local & Regional Government
B. C. municipalities got a well-deserved earful last week about their property tax habits, with renewed calls for less spending and a rebalancing of contributions between homeowners and businesses.
September 30, 2014
Local & Regional Government
September 25, 2014
Local & Regional Government
September 24, 2014
Transportation & Infrastructure
September 15, 2014
Local & Regional Government, Regulation
A clean environment. A competitive economy. The B.C. Chamber of Commerce has long supported the goals of minimizing waste generation and maximizing reuse, recycling and material recovery, which happen to be the first two objectives of Metro Vancouver’s integrated solid waste plan.
August 19, 2014
Natural Resources
Is B.C.’s super, natural tourism industry threatened by the LNG sector? Absolutely not.
July 02, 2014
Finance & Taxation, Local & Regional Government
June 19, 2014
Transportation & Infrastructure, Natural Resources
June 18, 2014
Transportation & Infrastructure, Natural Resources
June 17, 2014
Transportation & Infrastructure, Natural Resources
June 11, 2014
Transportation & Infrastructure, Natural Resources
June 02, 2014
Natural Resources, Healthy Communities
May 30, 2014
Transportation & Infrastructure, Natural Resources
May 28, 2014
Transportation & Infrastructure, Natural Resources
May 12, 2014
Transportation & Infrastructure, Natural Resources
In beautiful British Columbia, it’s eerily easy to miss the big economic story.
March 02, 2014
Trade & Technology
For every day we wait to see a Canada-South Korea trade deal, B.C. businesses are paying a price.
December 19, 2013
Transportation & Infrastructure, Natural Resources
December 18, 2013
Transportation & Infrastructure, Natural Resources
December 12, 2013
Environment & Climate Change
December 10, 2013
Transportation & Infrastructure, Natural Resources
December 10, 2013
Natural Resources
December 02, 2013
Finance & Taxation, Local & Regional Government
November 06, 2013
Transportation & Infrastructure, Natural Resources
October 02, 2013
Natural Resources, Healthy Communities
October 01, 2013
Transportation & Infrastructure
September 29, 2013
Transportation & Infrastructure, Skills & Training
September 26, 2013
Natural Resources, Healthy Communities
September 24, 2013
Transportation & Infrastructure, Natural Resources
There’s not much good about the continuing prospect of losing $50 million a day. That’s the amount of money our country gives up on a regular basis because of over-tapped or non-existent energy pipelines to two key locations – south to the U.S. and west to the Pacific.
September 19, 2013
Trade & Technology, Natural Resources
September 16, 2013
Finance & Taxation, Local & Regional Government
September 16, 2013
Trade & Technology
August 23, 2013
Trade & Technology, Natural Resources
We’ve all seen the old posters. A pretty lady and her handsome husband stand at the rail of a caboose, gazing joyfully at soaring mountains around a sylvan lake. In the distance a moose grazes.
August 17, 2013
Natural Resources
For a province awash in talent and natural assets, it’s disturbing to see how much British Columbian ingenuity is being channelled into our province’s alarming – and growing – “culture of no.”
August 13, 2013
Finance & Taxation
June 17, 2013
Transportation & Infrastructure, Natural Resources
June 13, 2013
Finance & Taxation
The following op-ed was published June 13, 2013, in the Vancouver Sun. By John Winter, president and CEO, BC Chamber of Commerce.
May 13, 2013
Transportation & Infrastructure, Skills & Training, Natural Resources, Healthy Communities
Tackling tough issues isn’t good politics. That, sadly, has been the theme of yet another B.C. election.