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Open Letter to Elected Officials Urging a Swift End to Blockades

(TRI-CITIES) February 11, 2022 — Leslie Courchesne, CEO of the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce, made the following statement regarding the ongoing blockades.

“Our members, as well as businesses across B.C. and Canada, have been hit very hard by the pandemic, extreme weather events, rising inflation, supply chain disruptions, and labour shortages over the past two years. And now, blockades of critical infrastructure, including bridges and border crossings, are threatening the recovery of our economy and society. We are calling on our elected officials to bring the illegal blockades to an end. The Tri-Cities Chamber has joined many of our counterparts across the country to jointly sign an open letter prepared by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, requesting immediate action to bring a swift resolution to this issue.”

The open letter prepared by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and signed by 173 business organizations across the country, is available to read here.


Since 1971, the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce has been the largest business association serving Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore, and Belcarra, now representing 800+ businesses from every sector. The Chamber works to foster economic development, provide connections and benefits, and influence public policy at all levels of government to ensure strong business and strong community. The Tri-Cities Chamber is an active member of the BC and Canadian Chambers of Commerce.

For more information, contact:
Leslie Courchesne, Chief Executive Officer
Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce

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