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Mar 21, 2013

BC CHAMBER WELCOMES SMALL BUSINESS ACCORD

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BC CHAMBER WELCOMES SMALL BUSINESS ACCORD

BC CHAMBER WELCOMES SMALL BUSINESS ACCORD

Vancouver – Chamber members across the province welcomed the unveiling of the Small Business Accord as a huge step forward as a huge step forward for small businesses across the province.

"Members across the province have continually told us that their dealings with government are a serious drain on their ability to do business," states John Winter, President and CEO of the BC Chamber.  "The accord recognizes that and more importantly requires government across all ministries to use a small business lens

The Accord, unveiled by Minister Yamamoto at a BC Chamber Breakfast today, contains a number of principles around critical issues for small business, including access to labour, streamlined regulation and opportunities for small business through government procurement.

"While small business will welcome the reduction in the paperwork and administration that will result from the accord our members will be particularly pleased by the focus on growth and job creation the accord will present to small business,” continues Winter.  “Our members have been consistent, access to labour and accessing new business opportunities are where small business sees a real role for government to assist in their growth and their ability to create new jobs.  The accord goes a long way towards addressing these issues and will greatly enhance small businesses role as the economic drivers of the province.”

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For further information contact:

John Winter
President and CEO, BC Chamber
T: 604 638 8113
C: 778 960 3712