Brampton Board of Trade

Federal Issue Advocacy

The Brampton Board of Trade is actively working with the Canadian Global Cities Council and representing business issues at the Federal level.

Canadian Global Cities Council

Founded in 2015, the Canadian Global Cities Council (CGCC) is a coalition of CEOs of eight of Canada’s largest urban Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade coast-to-coast: Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Brampton, Toronto, Montreal, and Halifax. Representing half of Canada’s GDP and population, the CGCC is a strong voice for national policies that build competitive and sustainable urban economies.

Canadian Chamber of Commerce Approved Policy Resolutions

Each year, Brampton businesses join with businesses across Canada to develop policy on key economic issues including, Agriculture, Finance and Taxation, Human Resources, Skills and Immigration, Indigenous and Territorial, Industry and Digital Economy, Natural Resources, Energy and Environment, Transport and Infrastructure and Special Issues.  Click below to review approved policy positions.

Finance & Taxation
Human Resources Skills & Immigration
Indigenous & Territorial
Industry & Digital Economy
Natural Resources, Energy & Environment
Special Issues
Transport & Infrastructure

Agenda for Growth

For Canada and its metropolitan regions to continue to be world leading locations to live, own a business and invest, Brampton Board of Trade and the Canadian Global Cities Council has prepared three policy playbooks to guide our Federal government.

Agenda for Growth – Part 1

Support immigration and spotlight the trades.

Trade & Innovation Playbook

Agenda for Growth – Part 2

Expand access to affordable childcare.

Infrastructure Playbook

Agenda for Growth – Part 3

Skilling, re-skilling and up-skilling.

Talent Playbook

Federal Advocacy Victory Log

• Pushed for an extension of COVID-19 business supports such as emergency wage and rent subsidies for the hardest-hit sectors and small businesses.
• Advocated for investment in Riverwalk and successfully saw a federal commitment of $38.8 million towards the project
• Advocated for the creation of the Canada Recovery Hiring Program to help the hardest hit businesses hire staff when they are ready for recovery.
• Showed national leadership on reducing interprovincial trade barriers by collecting data, identifying barriers, and implementing a nation-wide awareness campaign to address these issues.
• Saw a nearly $500 million investment towards supporting high-frequency rail along the VIA route to better move people and goods along key travel corridors
• Supported a contribution of $1.4 billion to help main street businesses in offsetting the costs of implementing digital/e-commerce and taking advantage of electronic opportunities

Open Door Discussions

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