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Wednesday
Jul092014

Surrey Board of Trade has Funding Concerns with Released Fraser Health Strategic Plan

The Surrey Board of Trade is pleased to see the release of the report from the Minister of Health, on the Fraser Health Authority and its impact on Surrey. We realize that the rapid growth of the region is certainly problematic. The Surrey Board of Trade is very pleased with the recent upgrades of new and existing facilities. However, we are concerned with the serious funding imbalance in comparison our neighbour, Vancouver Coastal Health.

We are referring to the per patient funding inequity.  In the Vancouver Coastal Health the per patient allocation is $3,000, whereas in the Fraser Health Authority, after consideration of the central services provided by Vancouver Coastal Health, the allocation is $1,500 per patient. This is a serious imbalance and needs to be resolved given the continued and anticipated population growth in the region.

“If this is addressed in the report released today, it is not readily apparent,” said Anita Huberman, CEO of the Surrey Board of Trade. “We will be asking Minister Terry Lake to meet with us to discuss this issue. We would like to offer our assistance in any effort to improve the provision of health services in Surrey.

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For more information, please contact Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade at 604-340-3899.

Wednesday
Jul092014

Surrey Board of Trade supports Western Canadian Premiers in overhaul of Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)

The Surrey Board of Trade’s position since 2005 has been to ensure that we have a competitive national economy that mandates the free flow of people, goods and services. Current internal trade barriers cost Canada’s economy more than $14 billion each year. A truly open market within Canada is long past due. While continuing to strengthen the 1995 Agreement on Internal Trade, the federal government must work with the provinces and territories to develop a more robust, pan-Canadian agreement.  In particular, and lacking in the previous Agreements for Internal Trade, an effective resolution mechanism that is fully enforceable is required to ensure the legislation can function at all.

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Thursday
Jun192014

Surrey Board of Trade Youth Leaders Team gives to local charity

At the Surrey Board of Trade’s 50th President’s Dinner and Annual General Meeting on June 18th, a donation was made to Surrey Libraries Literacy for Life Campaign in the amount of $1166.10. This donation was made by the Surrey Board of Trade-Junior Achievement Youth Leaders Team, sponsored by Envision Financial. The monies are the net profits from the Youth Team’s business, a five month program where a group of eighteen Grade 10-12 students start a business, choose a product, sell their products, liquidate their assets, pay themselves as shareholders and give back to the community - all mentored by the Surrey Board of Trade, Junior Achievement of BC, and Envision Financial. The Surrey Board of Trade's Youth Leaders Team is now in its 7th year.

Thursday
Jun192014

Surrey Board of Trade presents Surrey Child and Family Friendly Workplace Awards to Surrey business: ‘The Lunch Lady’

Dee Sharma, BCHRMA sponsor presented award to Paul Mann, The Lunch Lady

The presentation of the 3rd Annual Surrey Board of Trade Surrey Child and Family Friendly Workplace Awards, sponsored by the BC Human Resources Management Association, took place on Wednesday, June 18th at the 50th Surrey Board of Trade President’s Dinner and AGM. The winner was ‘The Lunch Lady’.

About Lunch Lady

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