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Aug 1, 2013

Kelowna Chamber says Core Review promises “substantive” gains


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8/1/2013 Media Releases
Kelowna Chamber says Core Review promises “substantive” gains


August 1, 2013 – The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce commends the B.C. government for advancing plans for a Core Review, which targets greater efficiency and accountability in government’s use of taxpayers’ dollars.

“We think a Core Review with this mandate and scope promises substantive gains for taxpayers,” said Dave Bond, president of the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce. “This initiative is great news for British Columbians and aligns with what our 36,000 represented B.C. businesses have been calling for.”

Some of the best news coming out of the government’s just-released terms of reference for the Core Review includes:
• The broad scope of the initiative, which includes B.C. ministries, boards, commissions, Crown agencies, schools, universities, colleges and hospitals; and
• An emphasis on finding alternative, more cost-efficient service delivery models.

“We’re pleased to see that the government is looking at ways to make its operations more efficient and cost effective, including areas such as B.C.’s Crown corporations,” Bond said. “We also commend the government for emphasizing alternate service delivery models, which could bring private-sector efficiency to some government operations.”

The Kelowna Chamber also applauded the B.C. government’s plans to refine the ideas that emerge from the Core Review through consultations with industry and other stakeholders.

“All in all, we’re pleased to see how this initiative is advancing and we look forward to helping find private-sector solutions to some of B.C.’s challenges,” Bond said.

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce acts as a single powerful voice for their 1200 members and their 25,000 plus employees to promote local business interests. The Chamber provides a cohesive business network for its members to expand their business contacts, value-added benefits, programs, and services aimed at improving the bottom line of Chamber members. Their mission is to foster a positive business environment by providing members with leadership, advocacy and services of value.

For more information contact:
Caroline Grover
Kelowna Chamber CEO