2019

Press Release | Chamber Reacts to 2019 Federal Budget

Press Release | Chamber Reacts to 2019 Federal Budget On March 19th, the federal government released its 2019-20 budget detailing spending, revenue, national fiscal and economic outlook, and program priorities moving into the next year. The budget titled Investing in the Middle Class fell short of providing substantial support for the business sector and economy […]

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Press Release | CHAMBER APPLAUDS SOCIAL INVESTMENTS BUT CAUTIONS GROWING COSTS TO BUSINESS IN BC BUDGET

CHAMBER APPLAUDS SOCIAL INVESTMENTS BUT CAUTIONS GROWING COSTS TO BUSINESS IN BC BUDGET (Tri-Cities) February 20, 2019 – BC Budget 2019 builds on the province’s previous budget by redoubling its efforts to tackle affordability in the province. The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce welcomes investments in housing and childcare, including the new Enhanced Child Opportunity Benefit […]

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Press Release | Chamber Announces 2018 Business Excellence Awards Winners

Chamber Announces 2018 Business Excellence Awards Winners (TRI-CITIES) January 28, 2019 – The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Business Excellence Awards.  Winners in each of our eight categories have demonstrated success, innovation and passion in their respective fields.  The Tri-Cities Chamber recognized the accomplishments of these businesses […]

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Backgrounder | Employer Health Tax (Payroll Tax)

Backgrounder | Employer Health Tax (Payroll Tax) As part of their budget released Feb. 20, 2018, British Columbia’s provincial government announced the implementation of the Employer Health Tax (EHT). The proposed EHT is a payroll tax that came into effect on January 1, 2019. It is intended to fund the elimination of the Medical Services […]

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Statement | Electoral Reform Results

Statement | Electoral Reform Results   On December 20, 2018, Elections BC released the results of the electoral reform referendum. Of the over 1.4 million ballots cast, 61.3% voted to maintain the First Past the Post (FPTP) voting system currently used in BC, while 38.7% opted for a switch to proportional representation (PR). Voter turnout […]

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