• Canadian Chamber of Commerce AGM Policy Review

    Saint John, NB, September 23rd, 2019.

    Over 300 Chambers of Commerce gathered in New Brunswick for the Annual General Meeting.
    The Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce joined Chambers from across Canada at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 AGM in Saint John, New Brunswick.

    “This was my first time attending a Canadian Chamber of Commerce AGM,” said Cyndi Vos, Executive Officer, Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce. “The  opportunity to represent the Lethbridge membership at a national level on policy reform and the connections I made far exceeded my expectations.”

    The AGM and Convention brought together 323 Chambers of Commerce Executives and community business leaders to discuss the policies presented on economic and political issues that affect the prosperity of Canadian business. This gathering gives our Lethbridge membership a voice at the National level which means local concerns receive national attention across the chamber network.

    The Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce presented and debated a new policy, “The Impact of the Mortgage Stress Test on Local Economies,” alongside Sherwood Park and London, Ontario’s Chamber of Commerce. This policy was adopted and will remain on the book for the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. As well, the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce introduced, “The Economics of Addictions” on the floor, which was referred to the board for approval.
    At the closing of the second day of policy sessions, a total of 71 policies were adopted and four policies introduced from the floor were put forward to the Board for review. The 2020 Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s AGM is set to take place in Ottawa, ON from September 26-28th.