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Special Meeting on Proposed Tax Changes: Protecting Small Business

Friday, September 15, 2017
10:00 AM
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Schedule:Registration:  9:45 a.m.
Program:  10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Light refreshments will be served.
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Earlier this summer the Federal Government announced a series of proposed changes that will impact how small businesses operate and manage their money; specifically, how small businesses owners pay tax, how the business is allowed to manage money/capital, and how family members can engage in the business and/or use a successful business to plan for retirement.

If implemented as currently proposed, this will have far-reaching, unintended consequences for all of our small business/entrepreneur Members, impacting investment and staffing decisions, altering retirement planning and placing another costly regulatory burden on running a small business.

That's why this month, the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade joined business organizations from coast to coast to call on Ottawa to #HitThePauseButton on these proposed changes and extend the consultation period with the business community.

On Friday, September 15, join us for an urgent, Members-only meeting that will bring together concerned entrepreneurs, small business leaders and other hard-working GVBOT Members for an important discussion on how these proposed tax changes will negatively impact B.C.'s businesses, and more importantly, what YOU can do to have your say.

To learn more about the proposed changes visit


Lisa BeecroftIain BlackGeorge D. Kondopulos

Lisa Beecroft, Owner, Gabi & Jules
Iain Black, ICD. D, President and CEO, Greater Vancouver Board of Trade
George D. Kondopulos, Partner, Tax, KPMG LLP


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Sponsorship Opportunities
Do you want to gain direct access to the senior-level audience at this event? As a sponsor, you will benefit from enhanced visibility, which can lead to new business and increased brand recognition. We offer a wide range of opportunities. To discuss how we can help boost your business, call Lisa at 604-640-5484 or email .

Membership Information

Please note: This meeting is for active Board of Trade Members only. If you are not currently a Member but would like to attend, or learn more about the benefits of Membership, please fill out this form or call 604-640-5460 and a Member of our team will connect with you.


This event is presented by the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade's Small Business Council. The SBC is a development program that connects, educates and equips small business owners, entrepreneurs, and intraprenuers to grow their networks and take their enterprises to the next level.