Chamber passes new policy asking for minimum notice period for BC utilities rate changes
Kamloops, BC May 26th, 2018 – A policy calling for the minimum notice period for BC utility rate increases has passed at the BC Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting and Conference in Kamloops.
“Our members are concerned when BC utilities can implement significant rate increases to business with little notice or adjustment period, particularly when the current wait time for the BC utilities to provide services for development is far longer than the notice period of increases given,” said Andrea Walker, President of the Mission Chamber. “Our members are asking for a fair approach to increases that give businesses an opportunity to adjust and absorb these increases into their business costs.”
“The Mission Chamber is proud to see our policy pass and receive support from our peers across the province,” said Walker. “It was an incredible experience to work with Chambers around the Province on issues affecting all regions, issues that often reached beyond the immediate business issues and touched on housing, health, education, and voting. It’s exciting to collaborate and create relationships and opportunities for our members.”
The BC Chamber AGM and Conference is held in a different BC community each year. The event is the largest annual business policy forum in the province. Every year, member Chambers of the BC Chamber develop and submit policies for the consideration of their peers. This year, 57 policies were up for debate at the BC Chamber of Commerce AGM.