Past Successes & Ongoing Efforts

Ongoing Policy Efforts

Currently the Advocacy Committee and the Board of Directors are working on the following issues:

  • Scrap the Speculation Tax
  • Minimum Wage Increase
  • Albertas ban on BC wines
  • The Chamber has been invited to participate in the City of Penticton Commercial & Industrial Land Capacity Study – Feb 6 & 7, 2018
  • Participation in the City of Penticton Economic Development Strategic Planning Sessions – Oct 30 & 31, 2017
  • Mobile Vendors Licencing
  • PST Reform
  • Highway 3 Improvements
  • Supporting the FreeMyGrapes movement and Federal Bill C-311
  • Working with the Provincial Finance Committee to plan the direction of the BC Government in the coming year
  • Changes to Provincial Recycling regulations
  • Facilitating relationships between Tourism Penticton and the Penticton Hospitality Association
  • Supporting progressive changes to BC’s antiquated liquor laws

History of Success

Advocating policy solutions for our members is a never-ending pursuit.  We are currently working on many initiatives at all level of government, but below are a few examples of municipal, provincial and federal policy wins from the Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce.

Past Success

Advocacy Success: Removing the Interprovincial Barriers to the Sale of Wine Across Canada

Through policy resolutions to the BC and Canadian Chambers of Commerce as well as direct lobbying of Members of Parliament…

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Advocacy Success: Highway 97 Expansion

As a key participant on the Okanagan Transportation Panel, The Chamber successfully lobbied the Provincial government to complete major capital…

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Advocacy Success: Municipal Economic Incentive Zones

The Chamber was successful in lobbying the municipal government to create a bylaw which would offer incentives for new development…

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