Prince George, June 3, 2016 – The Prince George Chamber of Commerce’s four policy resolutions were adopted at this week’s BC Chamber of Commerce AGM. The four resolutions put forward by the Prince George Chamber address local business priorities that are also shared by other communities in the province.
Resolutions sponsored or co-sponsored by the Prince George Chamber of Commerce:
– Future of the Forest Industry and Importance to British Columbia’s Economy
– Renewed Interest in Brownfield Remediation
– Canada’s Small Airports and Access to ACAP Funding
– Ensuring Sufficient Time is Provided for Pipeline Projects to Successfully Meet Conditions (late policy submission)
These policies were passed at the BC Chamber Annual General Meeting & Conference, the province’s foremost business gathering, held this year in Kelowna, May 29 – 31.
“Policy sessions, held during the BC Chamber AGM, represent the essence of what we, as Chambers of Commerce are here to do: we advocate for the interests of business. If you were ever to see advocacy in action, this is it,” said Chamber CEO Christie Ray, who attended the BC Chamber AGM. She goes on to say, “While all four of our Chamber’s resolutions passed, debate on the floor was most rigorous on our late-submission resolution regarding time allowances made for pipeline projects. In the end, it was supported by the delegates unanimously.”
This unique grassroots policy-building forum brings together approximately 200 Chamber delegates from across B.C. to vote on new business/economic policies. Policies that are adopted become part of the BC Chamber’s advocacy agenda. This year, delegates voted on 55 proposed policies. The first 29 were voted on May 30 and the remaining 26 were voted on May 31. Of the proposed policies put forward this year, 49 were successful on the policy floor.
Contact: Christie Ray, CEO
Prince George Chamber of Commerce
C: 250-562-2454 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org