The Manitoba Chambers of Commerce General Assembly Meeting was held in Winkler and Morden at the end of April. The delegates voted on a number of resolutions that were brought forward from the local chambers as well as a set of strategic directions.
Click here for more information or to to download Manitoba Chambers of Commerce Resolutions 2012-2013.
The resolutions and directions are reflective of Our Mission –To foster a dynamic economy and vibrant communities, making Manitoba the best place in which to live, work, invest and raise a family.
Resolutions are primarily submitted by local chambers, but may also be proposed by the Board or the Policy Committee. The submitted Resolutions are then discussed, possibly amended and then rejected or approved by local chambers during the AGM.
Each Resolution has an effective lifespan of one calendar year, but in many cases we are finding that the issues are complex and have multiple layers and require more work or a longer more concentrated approach and hence will be brought forward or will be placed in a new category called AGM Resolutions_Strategic Directions 2012. Please click to download a full roster that was ratified on April 29, 2012 at the AGM.
Resolutions largely set the advocacy mandate for any given year. All Resolutions are brought to the attention of appropriate government officials and other bodies to which the various recommendations are directed. The method of presentation may vary by Resolution due to a number of factors, including timing; subsequent events and legislation which may affect the subject matter; or additional information that may become available.
Because Resolutions have a one year lifespan they tend to be very specific. As well, we know there are certain key issues that our members want us to be engaged in whether they are covered by a Resolution or not. For these reasons the policy committee has developed multi-year strategies to address the key long-term, big picture issues facing our province for your consideration.
For more information please contact Sue Barkman, Director of Policy and Communication | 204-948-0103.