Prince George, BC – May 30, 2018 – The Prince George Chamber of Commerce has just returned from a successful 2018 BC Chamber AGM, held between May 24 & 27, 2018 in Kamloops, BC. The AGM saw the installment of the 2018 BC Chamber Board, many policy resolutions passed – which the BC Chamber will now use in their advocacy to senior levels of government on behalf of the Chamber network.
The Prince George Chamber of Commerce, in consultation with our members, brought forward one (1) resolution focused on amendments to the recent changes in the real estate industry with respect to limited dual agency representation. These changes have the potential to negatively impact the north, and this resolution received majority consent at the AGM and will be actioned on behalf of Realtors® across BC.
“We worked closely with our partners in the community, including the Northern BC Real Estate Board and BCREA on developing this resolution,” said Todd Corrigall, CEO, Prince George Chamber of Commerce. “By bringing this resolution forward to the Government of BC, we stand aligned with our members in developing fair and equitable rule changes that do not negatively impact the real estate industry, particularly as they pertain to buyers and sellers.”
In addition to the BC Real Estate Amendments resolution, the Prince George Chamber of Commerce joined other Chambers across the Province to pass resolutions on:
- Engaging Business and Community on Electoral Reform
- Minimizing Undue Negative Impacts of the Employer Health Tax
- Protecting Funding for Tourism Marketing Programs and Projects
The above represents a small sample of the resolutions passed at the 2018 BC Chamber AGM. A full list will be published by the BC Chamber in the coming days.
“We noticed a tremendous amount of alignment amongst regional Chambers in BC this year – identifying new business crippling taxes and fees implemented through the Provincial Budget,” said Corrigall. “We have a responsibility to ensure business has access to the discussions with Government at all levels, and these resolutions clearly reinforce our commitment to building a strong and vibrant business community in Prince George.”
Todd Corrigall, CEO, Prince George Chamber of Commerce
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