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Local Chamber Advocacy

The Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce actively advocates for members and the business community at large. In this role, we work with all levels of government - municipal, regional district, provincial, and federal - to promote the interests of business in the community. This may be in response to emerging issues, at the direction of the chambers' board of directors. 

Recent Areas of Advocacy:

Canadian Chamber and Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce launch - 10 Ways to Build a Canada that Wins

Golden, February 08, 2018 -  A strong and prosperous Canada depends on business growth, but businesses are grappling with daunting challenges at home and abraod. To help them compete and grow, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce relesed 10 Ways to Build a Canada that Wins. 

10 Ways provides businesses, decision makers and government with a series of clear priorities and objectives that, if addressed, will give Canada a competitive edge, improve productivity and grow our economy. 

For a snapshot of the proposed strategies check out the 10 Ways to Build a Canada that Wins document.

 KHCCC Welcomes Revised Tax Reforms and Lower Small Business Tax Rates: October, 2017

In October, Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced a cut in the Federal and small business tax rate of 10.5% to 9% by 2019. Additional details are still to be outlined in full. Although the KHCCC still has significant reservations on some of the proposed changes, the lobbying efforts of the Canadian Chamber network were successful. The Minister of Finance appears to have made a noteworthy effort to take the opinion of small businesses into consideration in the new version of his proposed tax changes. 

View the full KHCCC Media Release

Wayne Stetski, MP - Statement on Proposed Tax Changes: September, 2017

Earlier this fall Wayne Stetski, MP heard from chamber members and small business owners in the East Kootenay regarding the proposed business tax changes. As promised our local MP has voiced these concerns to the government in Ottawa, asking that the consultation persion be extended. 

View a viedo clip of Wayne Stetski's Statement here.

To learn more about the proposed tax changes check out the 5 Minutes for Business fact sheet.