As a member of the BC Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Victoria Chamber supports BC Chamber policies.
View the current BC Chamber Policy Manual for policy details.
Likewise, as a member of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Victoria Chamber supports Canadian Chamber policies.
View the current Canadian Chamber Policy Manual for policy details.
Ongoing Policy Resolutions
|Using Purchasing Power and Supplier Diversity to Drive Growth and Prosperity|
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|Providing Salary and Wage Consistency for Fire and Police Collective Agreements in BCs Labour Market|
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The Chamber has long expressed concern regarding the local governments charging non-residential property owners a multiple over residential taxpayers, a practice that is not based on any concrete rationale, e.g. aligned with consumption of municipal tax-supported services. This practice affects business’ ability to compete with other jurisdictions and remain viable, impacts that will only worsen as property values rise and municipal costs increase.
This policy, Closing the Gap between Non-Residential and Residential Property Taxes, was drafted by the Greater Victoria Chamber and approved by its Board in 2017. It was endorsed by both the BC Chamber with its member chambers/boards of trade the same year.