Relation To The Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Feb 11, 2009 | Government News

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is the voluntary national federation of Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade, Corporate members and association members from across Canada.

Question:  Is the MCC a member of the Canadian Chamber?

Answer: No, it’s not.  Only local chambers (as opposed to provincial chambers) are allowed to be members of the Canadian Chamber.  However, the MCC participates in the Canadian Chamber through the following:

  • information sharing and various joint activities;
  • although it cannot directly vote at the Canadian Chamber’s AGM, it usually participates in the vote through the use of proxies (For more on the proxy process see the “Need to Know” immediately below.);
  • the Chair of the MCC is also a Board member of the Canadian Chamber.    

The Canadian Chamber’s objectives include promotion of cooperation between Chambers and Boards in Canada; provision of a strong voice at the Federal Government level for business and industry; promotion of the Canadian competitive enterprise system; improvement of the Canadian trade position in world affairs; the maintenance of fair relations among labour, management, and capital; and the stimulation and preservation of strong national unity.

Each year members of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce are invited to bring forward resolutions at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s Annual General Meeting. 

You can find out more about the Canadian Chamber of Commerce by accessing its website here or, if you would like to work on a federal issue through the MCC, you can contact us by accessing our staff directory here.

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