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Oct 28, 2021

Kelowna Chamber Sees Policies Adopted at Canadian Chamber


October 28, 2021 



Annual Session Attracts 800+ Attendees from Across Country 


The Kelowna Chamber took part in lively policy debates after a full year of policy building with members at the 2021 Convention & AGM hosted by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Ottawa – on a virtual platform – October 27 and 28, seeing two of its three policies get adopted with the other just missing the mark. 

The Chamber delegates adopted “Growth Engine Digital Media” which proposes stimulus taxation policies to grow the gaming and cinema production industries. A second, ground-breaking policy “Natural Assets: Giving a Dollar Value to Forests, Green Spaces and Wetlands on Government Finance Reports” was deemed to require further research. The forward-thinking policy encourages the Government of Canada to move quickly to catch up to the need for transparency in accounting practices which as many as 27 municipalities in Canada are already practicing. 

A third policy, tabled by Sault Ste Marie, “Addressing Barriers to Interprovincial Trade to Accelerate Economic Recovery” was authored by Kelowna and addresses the need to cut red tape to allow businesses such as wineries and others to ship products and services within Canada with greatly reduced restrictions. 

“All in all, a very successful conclusion to a long year of policy development, support from members, a bit of horse trading on the delegate floor, and some new ideas to take to government,” said Dan Rogers, Executive Director of the Kelowna Chamber. 

The policy cycle resumes this winter when the Kelowna Chamber holds its annual membership policy forum and workshops. 



Contact the Chamber office: hello@kelownachamber.org