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Message from the President and CEO

Earlier today, an important announcement was made by B.C.'s Minister of Environment, Hon. Mary Polak. In an unusual move, Minister Polak announced that the Province will not approve a Metro Vancouver bylaw passed (and sent to the minister for rubber stamping) a year ago. The now-rejected "Bylaw 280" would have changed the way our region deals with waste management - and the way your business would have disposed of its garbage.

Media Release: VBOT applauds Provincial review of solid waste management plan

The Vancouver Board of Trade applauds today’s announcement that the Province will formally review Metro Vancouver’s solid waste management plan.

Media Release: VBOT surveys business community on civic election issues

With only one month remaining before Vancouverites head to the polls, The Vancouver Board of Trade has released results from its 2014 Municipal Election Survey, giving insights into some of the top priorities and concerns of Greater Vancouver's business community.

Read the September 2014 issue of Sounding Board

The September 2014 issue of Sounding Board, The Vancouver Board of Trade's official monthly newspaper, is now online.

VBOT supports the Vancouver Aquarium and its current cetacean policy

The Vancouver Board of Trade’s President and CEO, Iain Black, sent a letter to Mayor Gregor Robertson, city councillors, and Parks Board commissioners yesterday afternoon outlining our organization’s support for the Vancouver Aquarium and its current cetacean policy.

New chamber report identifies $50B risk to Lower Fraser River

Today, chambers of commerce from the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley released a new research study which concludes that $50 billion in economic development along the Lower Fraser River is at risk unless all levels of government act now to address the serious issues facing the river.

Promote your business in the 2014-15 Members' Directory!

It's not too late to book your ad in our 2014-2015 Members' Directory — The Vancouver Board of Trade’s flagship publication and Vancouver’s definitive business reference guide, distributed to thousands of businesses across B.C. and 320 chambers of commerce worldwide.

Op-ed: Minister Shirley Bond on B.C.'s LNG opportunities

We are facing incredible economic opportunities here in British Columbia. The liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector alone has the potential for nearly $175 billion in industry investment and up to 100,000 jobs in B.C. over the next decade.

VBOT CEO shares thoughts on the future of Granville Island

Letter to the Editor Re: "Port Metro Vancouver not the correct landlord for Granville Island," Vancouver Sun, July, 2, 2014

VBOT reaction to Mayors' Council Transportation Strategy

Earlier today, representatives from The Vancouver Board of Trade attended a stakeholder briefing at TransLink’s office, prior to the public release of the Mayors’ Council 30-Year Transportation Strategy for Metro Vancouver. Below are some initial reactions from The Vancouver Board of Trade’s President and CEO, Iain Black, on behalf of the city’s leading business organization.
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