Kelowna Chamber reacts to Supreme Court of Canada’s R v Comeau Decision - April 20, 2018

Apr 20, 2018

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce has joined the Canadian Chamber and other business organizations in expressing disappointment in the Supreme Court’s April 19 decision on R v Comeau.  “We appreciate the importance of the case and...

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Confidence In Canada remains in question despite meeting between Prime Minister, Premiers

Apr 15, 2018

VANCOUVER - Today, the Government of Canada announced it will assert federal jurisdiction through pending legislation and begin discussions with Kinder Morgan on the financial framework for a potential taxpayer-funded investment in the Trans Mountain...

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B.C.'s government is trying to divide our nation. Here's how Trudeau can stop it

Apr 13, 2018

In 2018, Canada marked its 150th anniversary with activities that brought us together to celebrate our history and to consider our bright future as a nation. Just months later, however, Canadians are confronted with an issue that goes to the very cor...

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Major Business Groups Warn Confidence in Canada at Risk

Apr 12, 2018

VANCOUVER – A growing movement of more than 70 business, industry and community groups, representing hundreds of thousands of British Columbians and Canadians, have come together over the last two days to sign a joint letter calling on Prime Mi...

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No Amendments. Scrap the Speculation Tax Entirely. - An Interview with the Lynda Steele Show.

Apr 12, 2018

The Lynda Steele show interviews Chamber Past President Tom Dyas regarding the "Scrap the Speculation Tax" campaign, which is lobbying the NDP to not simply amend the tax - but rather (as its name suggests) throw it out entirely. To list...

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Middays with Jody Vance: Scrapping the Spec Tax

Apr 11, 2018

Should the controversial speculation tax be scrapped? Tom Dyas, past president and spokesperson, Kelowna Chamber of Commerce, discusses why the organization and many others are calling for the 'speculation tax' to be scrapped. Click here t...

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Scrap the Tax Campaign - How you can Join the Momentum

Apr 10, 2018

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce, along with other Okanagan and provincial business organizations believes that the new Speculation Tax will not result in more affordable housing and has the potential to drive away investment in our community. Lear...

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Does Kelowna Need to Start Planning for Business Recovery from Floods and Fires Now? April 10, 2018

Apr 10, 2018

On April 25, the Kelowna Chamber is tackling the subject of Business Recovery in the face of natural disasters. They have invited a panel of three speakers to help business people address the subject of planning for a disaster – a task some bus...

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Concerned British Columbians Launch Campaign to Scrap the Speculation Tax - April 9, 2018

Apr 9, 2018

“We’ve joined this growing coalition on behalf of our many members, and the large group of business people and visitors to the Okanagan who have let us know this tax could be ruinous to their businesses and to their personal plans to main...

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Chamber and Downtown Kelowna Association concerned about one-year extension of what was to be a temporary emergency shelter in downtown - March 29, 2018

Mar 29, 2018

News of a one year extension to the lease for the emergency shelter that popped up last winter in downtown Kelowna doesn’t come as a complete shock to the Chamber of Commerce as there were hints over the last few weeks that this was going to ha...

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Analyzing Two Budgets In February - Family Day - Cross-Provincial Border Trade

Mar 20, 2018

By Dan Rogers, Executive Director of the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce In 1625, Welsh poet George Herbert wrote “Every mile is two in winter.”  February felt a bit like that: here at the Kelowna Chamber, we hosted eight events, assi...

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Kelowna Chamber of Commerce Annual Report 2017

Mar 13, 2018

Annual Report 2017 Kelowna Chamber...

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Federal Budget 2018 Reaction from Kelowna Chamber

Feb 28, 2018

Kelowna Chamber Reacts to Federal Budget...

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Federal Budget sparks little excitement from Kelowna Chamber Chamber notes some important fixes – but little to prepare the Canadian economy for the risks that lie ahead

Feb 28, 2018

The Kelowna Chamber has joined the Canadian Chamber in calling Budget 2018 a missed opportunity to increase Canada’s competitiveness through tax measures that encourage private sector investment. Budget 2018 is primarily about spending – ...

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Comment on the End to the Boycott of BC Wine and the Proposed Speculator's Tax

Feb 23, 2018

From Kelowna Chamber Tom Dyas ON THE END TO THE BOYCOTT OF BC WINE… The Kelowna Chamber is pleased that Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has decided to lift Alberta’s short-lived ban on BC Wine imports and we hope both Premiers shel...

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BC's First NDP Budget in 17 years gets a Passing Grade (C+) from Kelowna Chamber

Feb 20, 2018

Kelowna -  Today’s provincial budget aligns the government’s fiscal plan with the policy areas they had already indicated are a priority, those being housing attainability and childcare but unfortunately it leaves the business c...

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Stop the rhetoric!

Feb 8, 2018

From Chamber President, Tom Dyas The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce is calling on the Premiers of Alberta and BC to stop the rhetoric on inter-provincial trade and instead find ways to enhance our economies rather than ramping up a trade dispute that...

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