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Board of Trade makes pre-budget recommendations to Provincial Government

October 10, 2012

The Vancouver Board of Trade has made a number of recommendations to the Government of British Columbia in advance of the 2013-2014 provincial budget.

In a letter to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services, Vancouver Board of Trade chair Ken Martin outlined four specific recommendations, in the areas of debt reduction, spending restraint, tax competitiveness, and economic vision.

The recommendations are made in the spirit of encouraging the Province to continue to build on the strength of our provincial economy and to pursue the benefits that a strong economy brings to all citizens.

“We support fiscal policy and performance that is based on a balance of needs between businesses, and the residents who rely on the goods and services from both the public and private sectors," wrote Martin.

"We also recognize and appreciate past decisions and initiatives that have supported the B.C. business community, and we know that B.C.’s continued recovery and stability will be realized by actions that bolster our existing strengths and manage weaknesses and hovering threats to our economy."

Download the full text of the letter for more information.

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