Let’s celebrate some WINS in the advocacy work the North Vancouver Chamber has been doing on behalf of you, our members, and the entire North Vancouver business community. These NV Chamber policy resolutions (links below) were adopted at a BC Chamber level and have now addressed in the 2021 BC Provincial budget.
|NV Chamber Policy Resolution in BC Chamber Policy & Positions Manual (links to details)||NV Chamber
POLICY WIN in BC BUDGET 2021
|ENHANCING SUPPORT FOR CYCLING AS A MODE OF WORKFORCE TRANSPORTATION||• $18 million to support active transportation infrastructure like bike lanes, sidewalks, and multi-use pathways.
• A PST exemption on electric bikes that will save British Columbians an estimated $7 million annually.
|RETRAINING UNDEREMPLOYED WORKFORCE TO MEET OPPORTUNITIES IN THE BC TECH SECTOR||• $4 million to continue short-term skills training programs for unemployed or underemployed people to train in high-demand sectors, such as construction, technology, health care and child care to ensure graduating students are well positioned to get a job
• $5 million to expand investments made in 2020-21 for micro-credential training in B.C. for people looking to retrain and pursue new career opportunities, adding 30 new micro-credential programs.
Read the BC Provincial Budget 2021:
Provincial Government: Budget 2021
BC Chamber: BC Chamber of Commerce Responds to BC Budget 2021
North Shore News: B.C. budget big on social and health care spending
CBC: B.C. earmarks $800 million in 2021 budget to help businesses recover from pandemic
CTV: B.C. budget: 2021 fiscal plan has strong focus on COVID-19 pandemic recovery
Global: B.C. boosts welfare rates, makes transit free for kids in 2021 budget
Vancouver Sun: Budget 2021: Critics slam lack of funding for George Massey Tunnel replacement
Business in Vancouver: BC budget big on social and health care spending