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Oct 20, 2022

KELOWNA CHAMBER SEES ALL POLICIES ADOPTED AT NATIONAL AGM

KELOWNA CHAMBER SEES ALL POLICIES ADOPTED AT NATIONAL AGM

 

Kelowna: A delegation of four from Kelowna travelled to Ottawa over the past weekend to attend the annual national conference, policy sessions and AGM. Four policies authored by Kelowna were tabled for consideration by the national body, and all four were adopted.

 

 “We were very pleased at the reception of Kelowna’s policies by the national representatives,” said Dan Rogers, Executive Director of the Kelowna Chamber. “It’s the high point of our annual grassroots cycle of developing policies that are important locally to Kelowna businesses and residents, and to see those concerns endorsed by our colleagues from coast to coast is very gratifying.”

 

Joining Rogers on the journey was Policy Advisory Committee Chair Derek Gratz and Director Maryse Harvey.  Gratz professed himself “really amazed at the depth of knowledge in the debating chamber, and how passionate the national delegates were in both presenting and debating their chambers’ policies.” Policies now go to national government ministries in Ottawa for consideration.

 

Adopted from Kelowna were:

  • Natural Assets: Giving A Dollar Value To Forests, Green Spaces And Wetlands On Government Finance Reports And Creating A New Normal
  • Fostering Aerospace Innovation Clusters To Create New Business For Canada
  • Share A Handshake: A Renewed Vision For The Future Of Canada-us Border Cooperation
  • Accelerating Transportation Infrastructure To Serve One Of The Fastest Growing Regional Economies In Canada

 

The final policy manual available for public access can be reviewed at the links below:

EN – https://chamber.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/2022-Policy-Resolutions.pdf

FR - https://chamber.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Resolutions-de-politique-2022.pdf

 

“The session was a success for BC,” concluded Rogers; “27 voting delegates went to Ottawa, presented 12 resolutions and all 12 were adopted. That’s a notable accomplishment. We thank all our members who contribute to our policy-making process throughout the year.” Rogers was also named to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce at the same event.

 

For more information:

Caroline Miller, Senior Policy Analyst

cmiller@kelownachamber.org