At the Canadian Chamber Annual General Meeting (held in September in Fredericton, New Brunswick) Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade from across the country met to approve policy resolutions for 2017. The 2017 resolutions were discussed, amended and approved during debate, at which time accredited voting delegates from across the country considered a total of 79 proposals (of which 65 were approved) which had been drafted originally by local Chambers of Commerce, Boards of Trade and National Committees and Task Forces of the Canadian Chamber. In accordance with the by-laws, a majority of two-thirds of the votes cast was necessary to approve each resolution.
These resolutions will be brought to the attention of appropriate federal government officials and other bodies to whom the recommendations are directed. The method of presentation of each item will be determined by a number of factors, including subsequent events and legislation which may affect the subject matter, additional information that may become available, the timing of a presentation, etc.
Throughout the year, members will be updated and advised of the action(s) taken on each of these positions by way of summaries and reports in Canadian Chamber publications.