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  • News Release: 16/10/2019 | Kamloops Chamber interviews federal candidates

    For immediate release
    October 16, 2019
     
    Kamloops Chamber posts video interviews of federal candidates
     
    Kamloops, BC – The Kamloops Chamber of Commerce has been working to ensure the business community knows where the federal election candidates stand on business-focused issues. In addition to co-hosting the all-candidates forum on October 8th with Kamloops This Week and Radio NL, the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce has interviewed 6 of 7 of the candidates for this year’s federal election and posted videos online of each of their answers to business-focused questions. 
     
    Background
    Chamber members were surveyed to ask what was important to them during this election campaign.  The survey data was then formulated into five questions for the candidates.
     
    Candidates were individually interviewed at the Chamber of Commerce offices and their answers were video-recorded for public viewing.
     
    The candidates’ video interviews may be viewed at https://www.kamloopschamber.ca/election-work.
     
    Questions that were asked:

    1. If elected, what will be the economic priorities for your government?
    2. How will your government increase immigration to BC?
    3. How will your government create affordable and subsidized housing for vulnerable workers in Canada’s most expensive housing markets?
    4. What is your plan to ensure Canada’s debt burden remains affordable today, and for future generations?
    5. What specific measures will you introduce to help small business thrive?
     
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    Quotes
    Joshua Knaak, President of the Board of Directors, Kamloops Chamber of Commerce:
    “Our membership has made it clear that increased taxes and costs of doing business are their primary concern, heading into this federal election.  Frankly, this is an issue that should be of concern to all Canadian residents!  Find out where each candidate stands on this issue, as well as others that have come from our members.”
     
    Media Contacts
    Acacia Pangilinan, Executive Director                                    Joshua Knaak, Board President
    778.257.5900                                                                              250.819.0595