The Annual Meeting of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce (CCC) was held on October 27-28, 2021 virtually and the Mississauga Board of Trade (MBOT) actively participated by Trevor McPherson, President and CEO and Brad Butt, Vice-President, Government & Stakeholder Relations.
Members of MBOT are also members of the CCC and important issues at the federal and international level are discussed at the meeting. Some of the sessions included a Fireside Chat with the Hon. Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Rebuilding Small Business in Canada, Building an Inclusive Recovery, Release of the Chamber 2025 Plan, Adapting to the New Normal and Policy Resolution debates.
MBOT’s robust Policy Advisory Committees vetted the 69 resolutions brought before the AGM to provide input and advice on policy positions. This year, MBOT had four sunsetting resolutions that were submitted and all were handily approved. Resolutions for which MBOT was either a lead or a sponsoring organization:
- Changing the Canada Anti-spam Legislation to Help Small Business
- Removing HST Charges on Top of Provincial, Territorial and Municipal Taxes and Charges
- Ensuring a National Pharmacare Plan is Effective and Sustainable
- Improved Ground Connections to Canada’s International Airports
These Policy Resolutions when approved stay on the docket for three years and are used when the CCC advocates to Government and/or responds to legislation in these areas.
The Annual Meeting also saw the election of the Board of Directors and new Chair of the CCC Karl Tabbakh – Karl Tabbakh elected new Chair of Canadian Chamber of Commerce – Canadian Chamber of Commerce.
About the Canadian Chamber of Commerce – Because Business Matters
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce helps build the businesses that support our families, our communities and our country. We do this by influencing government policy, by providing essential business services and by connecting businesses to information they can use, to opportunities for growth and to a network of local chambers, businesses, decision-makers and peers from across the country, in every sector of the economy and at all levels of government, as well as internationally. We are unapologetic in our support for business and the vital role it plays in building and sustaining our great nation