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.
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.
VBOT and Kitsilano Chamber of Commerce to Join Forces
The Vancouver Board of Trade is pleased to announce that the nearly 550 members of the Kitsilano Chamber of Commerce voted overwhelmingly Tuesday night at their Annual General Meeting in favour of joining the Vancouver Board of Trade, and the subsequent orderly wind-down of KCC.
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.
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.
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.
Vancouver Board of Trade backs APEC business travel card program
Board of Trade backs APEC business travel card program