P.G. Chamber Successful at AGM
Prince George, B.C. – The Prince George Chamber of Commerce was successful in having three of its resolutions passed during the recent BC Chamber Annual General Meeting.
The Prince George Chamber of Commerce’s sponsored or co-sponsored resolutions now become part of the BC Chamber official policy manual used for advocacy to the Provincial and Federal governments. The resolutions put forward by the Prince George Chamber include:
Port and Major Airport Share Capitalization – Privatization of the major ports and airports, the AGM agreed, was ill-advised as it would cause harm to the traveling public as well as business communities. The recommendation calls for the current governance model to continue.
B.C. Provincial Nominee Program: Supporting the Labour Needs of Today and Tomorrow – The Chamber resolution calls for improvements to the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) to meet labour requirements of large scale projects of strategic importance, and to make sure it meets the labour needs of BC.
Access to Justice: Further Development & Expansion of the Civil Resolutions Tribunal – In order to help speed up and simplify the process of settling small legal disputes for businesses, and other civil litigants (avoiding excess costs and uncertainty), the recommendation calls for timely implementation of the Civil Resolutions Tribunal Act to the full $35,000 limit; to ensure sure this dispute resolution mechanism is properly resourced; and supporting options for expansion of the Tribunal.