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Richmond Chamber’s Proposed Policies Receive Unanimous Support at the BC Chamber Of Commerce AGM In Whistler

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Whistler, BC – On June 1, delegates at the BC Chamber of Commerce AGM and Conference unanimously adopted three policy resolutions championed by the Richmond Chamber of Commerce to be included in the BC Chamber of Commerce’s 2023-2024 Policy & Positions Manual.

“We are pleased that our fellow Chambers agree to the importance of these issues facing our provincial business community,” said Chamber Chair, Lisa Cowell. “We will be engaging with provincial officials to advance these policies, with the interests of our local employers and workers in mind.”

The three approved policies are:

  • Better Protections for BC Businesses Through the Name Approval System

The policy calls for the provincial government to integrate or replace the existing BC Registry Services Name Request system with the Federal Nuans system to reduce the risk of litigation to B.C. entrepreneurs and reduce Name Request application processing times to less than one week.

  • Expediting the George Massey Crossing Project

Co-authored by the Delta Chamber of Commerce, Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, and Surrey Board of Trade, this renewing policy prioritizes the completion of the Hwy 99 crossing project in the given timeline, protection of the scope of the project, and development of a complete, multi-modal Highway 99 Corridor strategic investment planning strategy document.

  • Delay the Elimination of Incentives for High-Efficiency Natural Gas Equipment in BC

The Greater Langley and Richmond Chambers recommend that the provincial government delay the planned elimination of the current incentives for the installation of high-efficiency natural gas equipment and provide additional support to the industry for needed training on heat pumps and other electrified systems.



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