BBOT Meets Provincial, City Leaders; Discusses Member Issues Survey Ahead of Civic Election
This week, as part of our ongoing government advocacy efforts, the Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) hosted a roundtable discussion with BC Opposition Leader Andrew Wilkinson to discuss provincial priorities, before meeting with Burnaby mayoral candidates Derek Corrigan and Mike Hurley to discuss the top issues for BBOT members ahead of Saturday’s elction.
The roundtable featured a dozen BBOT members in discussion on a variety of provincial issues with Andrew Wilkinson, who leads the BC Liberal Party and the largest Official Opposition caucus in BC history. The BBOT holds government roundtables like this regularly to provide members with an opportunity to hear directly from political leaders, and share their own thoughts and priorities with these decision makers.
In addition, the Burnaby Board of Trade met with Burnaby mayoral candidates Derek Corrigan and Mike Hurley to discuss the current election campaign and to highlight the issues of importance to BBOT members. These meetings were informed by a member survey on the municipal election and local issues. This survey revealed that 70% of businesses report Burnaby as a Good/Great place to run or start a business. In addition, members reported their top 3 local issues as Transportation/Traffic, Affordability, Development Process/Permitting. Click here to view a summary of the BBOT’s member survey on the Burnaby election, or view below.