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BC and Canadian Chamber heads meet PM Trudeau at Western Executive Council, Hill Day

L to R: Canadian Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Hon. Perrin Beatty, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the Canadian Chamber's Hill Days in Ottawa, April 2023.

(OTTAWA) May 2, 2023 — Leaders of the Canadian and BC Chambers of Commerce as well as members from across the country met Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Parliamentarians and government officials in Ottawa as part of the Canadian Chamber's annual Hill Days on April 24 and 25. This was an opportunity to discuss the most pressing policy issues affecting Canadian businesses and the economy.

"As an active member of the Canadian and BC Chambers of Commerce, the Tri-Cities Chamber ensures its voice is heard at the national and provincial levels," said Leslie Courchesne, CEO of the Tri-Cities Chamber. "This isn't six-degrees of separation. Our network is meeting directly with the Prime Minister and key Parliamentarians. I extend my thanks to the Canadian Chamber and BC Chamber for ensuring the issues that matter to our local businesses are clear for decision-makers. This advocacy work is vital to ensure strong business and strong communities, and paints a very clear picture of why businesses should absolutely join their Chamber of Commerce."

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (centre left) meets with the Canadian Chamber's Western Executive Council, including Canadian Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Hon. Perrin Beatty (centre right), and BC Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Fiona Famulak (right).

The Canadian Chamber's Western Executive Council (WEC), including Canadian Chamber President & CEO Hon. Perrin Beatty and BC Chamber President and CEO Fiona Famulak, met with decision-makers as part of the two-day event. The WEC is focused on a handful of transformational policies that will strengthen Western Canada and the entire country. The Council plays a leading role in developing and advocating sustainable, positive policies that include uniquely Western perspectives for the benefit of all Canadians.

For more information about the speakers and meeting summaries, read the Canadian Chamber's Advancing Canadian Business: Highlights from Hill Day 2023.


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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