Policy

VBOT shares regional transportation vision with Mayors' Council

The Vancouver Board of Trade has sent a letter to Mayor Richard Walton, Chair of the Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation, outlining a number of priorities for the movement of goods and people throughout Metro Vancouver. The letter, which was sent by Board of Trade President and CEO Iain Black, aims to “assist the region’s Mayors in the preparation of a regional transportation vision.” Included in the letter is “The Vancouver Board of Trade’s Principles for Regional Transportation,” a list developed by volunteer members of the Board’s Metro Vancouver Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

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.

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 of Trade CEO joins roundtable on CETA’s economic benefits

The Vancouver Board of Trade’s President and CEO, Iain Black, participated in a roundtable discussion Oct. 25 with federal Minister of International Trade, Ed Fast, on the recently signed Canada-EU trade deal.

Vancouver Board of Trade backs APEC business travel card program

Board of Trade backs APEC business travel card program

Vancouver Board of Trade gives Economic Action Plan 2013 a ‘B+’ grade

The Vancouver Board of Trade has assigned an overall grade of “B+” to Economic Action Plan 2013, based on the federal government’s promise to return to a balanced budget in 2015-2016, its commitment to spending control and debt management, and its focus on Canada’s long-term prosperity.

Vancouver Board of Trade gives B.C. Budget 2013-2014 a 'B+' grade

The Vancouver Board of Trade, representing thousands of business members in the Lower Mainland, has assigned an overall grade of 'B+' to the provincial budget 2013/2014.