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Tri-Cities Chamber heads to Victoria for BC Chamber’s Premier and Cabinet Luncheon

Fiona Famulak, President and CEO, BC Chamber of Commerce, and BC Premier David Eby, at the BC Chamber's 2023 Premier and Cabinet Lunch, Victoria.

Tri-Cities Chamber Board Director Adel Gamar (left) and CEO Leslie Courchesne, in Victoria.

(VICTORIA) March 29, 2023 — Tri-Cities Chamber Board Director Adel Gamar and CEO Leslie Courchesne joined representatives from Chambers and Boards of Trade across the province to connect with the Premier and Cabinet. The event was hosted by the BC Chamber of Commerce.

Premier Eby's address stated the government's priorities are housing affordability, safer communities, and the economy, including positioning BC as a global leader in the low carbon energy future.

Eby said the government needs to help with the rising costs of living, and building an economy that can withstand the headwinds, shocks, and impacts we are seeing globally.

"We believe the economy is the people of BC. By building up our people, we build our economy," he said, citing that our province has had the fastest and strongest economic recovery in Canada, post-pandemic.

The Tri-Cities Chamber's recent statement on the 2023 BC Budget urged the government to do more to reduce the cost of doing business, particularly for small and medium enterprises.

L to R: Minister of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills Selina Robinson, Tri-Cities Chamber CEO Leslie Courchesne, Greater Vancouver Board of Trade President and CEO Bridgitte Anderson at the BC Chamber's 2023 Premier and Cabinet Lunch, Victoria.


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 1,000+ organizations 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 communities. 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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