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Notice to Members about the Heartbleed bug

The Vancouver Board of Trade does NOT use the OpenSSL software library on our website that is vulnerable to the Heartbleed software bug. Members of our organization can use our website with confidence, knowing their data is not at risk.

VBOT submits more feedback regarding women on boards

Last week, The Vancouver Board of Trade submitted additional feedback to the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) regarding proposed regulatory changes that would increase the involvement of women on corporate boards and in senior management positions.

Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement a boon for B.C.

The Vancouver Board of Trade welcomes today’s news that Canada and South Korea have reached a historic free trade agreement — a move that will strengthen ties with a key trading partner for many businesses across Metro Vancouver and B.C.

VBOT warns port shutdown will hurt B.C.’s economy

The Vancouver Board of Trade is expressing grave concerns about a looming work stoppage planned by Unifor and the United Truckers Association (UTA), which would seriously affect operations at Port Metro Vancouver — the largest and busiest port in Canada.

Justin Trudeau gives first Vancouver Board of Trade address April 11

Justin Trudeau, Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, will deliver a keynote address to B.C.’s business leaders on Friday, April 11, at The Vancouver Board of Trade. The event will mark Trudeau’s first official address to The Vancouver Board of Trade, an organization that has hosted a number of high-profile political leaders in recent months. The speech will take place at the Vancouver Convention Centre East, nearly one year to the day that Trudeau assumed leadership of his party.

Board gives provincial budget a B+ grade

The Vancouver Board of Trade, representing thousands of businesses in British Columbia, has assigned an overall grade of “B+” the 2014-15 provincial budget.

B.C. celebrates local chambers of commerce

Feb. 17-21, 2014, has been proclaimed Chamber of Commerce Week in B.C. The week has been set aside to recognize the province’s more than 125 chambers of commerce for the work they do year-round. This year’s theme, Leadership in Action, celebrates the leadership that chambers demonstrate in their local communities.

Board gives federal budget 2014 a B+ grade

The Vancouver Board of Trade, representing thousands of businesses in British Columbia, has assigned an overall grade of “B+” to Economic Action Plan 2014, based on strong progress towards a surplus budget and overall focus on fiscal prudence.

Board supports delay of transit referendum until June 2015

The Vancouver Board of Trade welcomes yesterday’s announcement that a referendum on transit funding in Metro Vancouver could be delayed, and urges the provincial government to push back the referendum date to June 30, 2015, in order to give the public ample time to consider the referendum question and its implications.
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