Each year, the Board of Trade holds a ‘Think Tank’ session where Directors and policy committee members bring forward issues that need to be addressed by the Board. This is one part of on-going work to get your needs addressed at the Board level. Your input into policy activities is gathered through surveys, Town Hall sessions at luncheons and events, talking with Board volunteers and staff, and any interaction with the Board where you have an issue to raise.
Setting the priorities can be challenging as the Board deals with municipal, provincial and federal governments. As a result, the Board of Trade prioritizes its advocacy efforts to get the maximum results for your membership dollars. We talk to, write and meet with politicians and senior government officials, and put constructive solutions in front of them to meet your needs.
Some examples of Board of Trade policy priorities, by committee, include:
Transportation and Infrastructure - air access, Marine Atlantic service
Federal and Provincial Affairs - government fiscal responsibility, competitiveness
Municipal Affairs - spending/budgeting, planning, regulation
Provincial Budget 2013: What it Means for Business - (March 26, 2013)
Recent Amendments to the Labour Relations Act (NL) - How they may affect your business - (Submitted by McInnes Cooper)