Review Registration - Organization

This version of the registration was submitted prior to the Lobbying Transparency Act coming into force on May 4, 2020. Due to different information requirements at that time, the registration is presented in the following format.

Registration ID: 7398853
Registration number: 6753-1628
Submitted by lobbyist on: October 18, 2011 11:05:48 AM
Accepted by Registrar on: November 9, 2011 01:51:01 PM

Designated Filer Information

Carter, Bruce  
100 - 852 Fort Street  
Victoria, BC, V8W 1H8
250-383-7191
Canada  

Organization Information

Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce  
The Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce was formed in 1863, only two years after the City of Victoria was founded and has played a significant role in the Victoria region ever since. Over the years the Chamber has initiated or been involved with so many of the developments in the region's business community including encouraging Canadian Pacific to build the landmark Empress Hotel, to establishing both the Victoria Film Commission and Tourism Victoria, which first started as committees of the Chamber. Today, with a membership of more than 1,500 members, the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce is the second largest of the 131 chambers in the Province of BC. Our membership reflects the diversity of the business community. We represent the interests of small, medium and large businesses across all sectors as well as members from the not-for-profit sector. Reflective of the character of businesses in Greater Victoria, approximately 60% of our membership is from organizations with 5 employees or less and the majority of the remainder has less than 50 employees.
100 - 852 Fort Street  
Victoria, BC, V8W 1H8
250-383-7191
Canada  

Relevant Affiliates

The client has no relevant affiliates.

Government or Government Agency Funding


The organization does not receive any funding from a government or government agency.

Other Controlling or Directing Interests

The organization has no other controlling or directing interests.

Active Registration Period

October 18, 2011  
May 17, 2012  

Organization's In-House Lobbyists

 



Name: Angus, Matthew Alexander
 
October 18, 2011  
Inactivation Date: May 31, 2012

BC Public Office Background

This individual has not held any public office positions in BC.

Lobbying Activities

Small Business

Development, establishment, amendment or termination of any program, policy or decision

Stable Funding for Tourism ¿ Chamber is supporting tourism and calling for the implementation of a predictable performance-based funding model for the provincial and regional marketing organizations (PDMO) and (RDMO) to be protected within legislation and not subject to regular budgeting appropriations. Municipal Auditor General ¿ Chamber supports the Premier¿s call for a Municipal Auditor General¿s office. ¿ Chamber is distressed by the size and excessive rate of growth in the municipal tax burden ¿ Impartial - What has been lacking is an unbiased, independent office that will review all issues in an impartial way that has a mandate of empowering communities in a manner that embraces and enhances the provincial interest ¿ Transparent ¿ one of the key benefits of this office will be to provide information and transparency at the local level ¿ Credible ¿ by definition being an arm of the BC Auditor General lends a degree of credibility that will be critical in dealing with complex and controversial topics regarding local government and their role. ¿ Value for Money Audits (VFM) - We feel that a primary benefit of a municipal auditor general¿s office would be provision of such services in a manner that is consistent amongst all provincial municipalities and local governments. Foreign Convention and Tour Incentive Program (FCTIP) ¿ The restructuring of the value added tax rebate program in 2007 is not reaping the intended results ¿ In fact, tourism operators in the US in particular are simply pricing in the HST cost to their customers as the new rebate system in too onerous on for their administration ¿ This makes tourism product in Canada less competitive ¿ Chamber calling for a restructuring of the FCTIP program to eliminate the excessive administrative burden on tour operators and so that it reintroduces individual rebates. Airport Extension ¿ Need to continue to advocate for federal partnership in funding the extension to Victoria International Airport ¿ This $41.2 million project will add will add another $37 million dollars to Greater Victoria¿s economy annually.

Target Contacts

Target Type Name Title or Constituency Date Added
Minister Bell, Pat Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation October 18, 2011
Minister Bond, Shirley Minister of Attorney General October 18, 2011
Minister Bond, Shirley Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General October 18, 2011
Minister Cadieux, Stephanie Minister of Social Development October 18, 2011
Minister Chong, Ida Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development October 18, 2011
Minister Clark, Christy Premier October 18, 2011
Minister Coleman, Rich Minister Responsible for Housing October 18, 2011
Minister Falcon, Kevin Minister of Finance October 18, 2011
Minister Lee, Richard Parl. Sec. for Asia-Pacific to the Min. of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation October 18, 2011
Minister Lekstrom, Blair Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure October 18, 2011
Minister Les, John Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier October 18, 2011
Minister Stilwell, Moira Parl. Sec. for Indust, Research & Innov. to the Min. of Jobs, Tour. & Innov. October 18, 2011
Minister Yap, John Parliamentary Secretary for Clean Technology to the Minister of Energy and Mines October 18, 2011

Name: Carter, Bruce
 
October 18, 2011  
Inactivation Date: May 31, 2012

BC Public Office Background

This individual has not held any public office positions in BC.

Lobbying Activities

Small Business

Development, establishment, amendment or termination of any program, policy or decision

Stable Funding for Tourism ¿ Chamber is supporting tourism and calling for the implementation of a predictable performance-based funding model for the provincial and regional marketing organizations (PDMO) and (RDMO) to be protected within legislation and not subject to regular budgeting appropriations. Municipal Auditor General ¿ Chamber supports the Premier¿s call for a Municipal Auditor General¿s office. ¿ Chamber is distressed by the size and excessive rate of growth in the municipal tax burden ¿ Impartial - What has been lacking is an unbiased, independent office that will review all issues in an impartial way that has a mandate of empowering communities in a manner that embraces and enhances the provincial interest ¿ Transparent ¿ one of the key benefits of this office will be to provide information and transparency at the local level ¿ Credible ¿ by definition being an arm of the BC Auditor General lends a degree of credibility that will be critical in dealing with complex and controversial topics regarding local government and their role. ¿ Value for Money Audits (VFM) - We feel that a primary benefit of a municipal auditor general¿s office would be provision of such services in a manner that is consistent amongst all provincial municipalities and local governments. Foreign Convention and Tour Incentive Program (FCTIP) ¿ The restructuring of the value added tax rebate program in 2007 is not reaping the intended results ¿ In fact, tourism operators in the US in particular are simply pricing in the HST cost to their customers as the new rebate system in too onerous on for their administration ¿ This makes tourism product in Canada less competitive ¿ Chamber calling for a restructuring of the FCTIP program to eliminate the excessive administrative burden on tour operators and so that it reintroduces individual rebates. Airport Extension ¿ Need to continue to advocate for federal partnership in funding the extension to Victoria International Airport ¿ This $41.2 million project will add will add another $37 million dollars to Greater Victoria¿s economy annually.

Target Contacts

Target Type Name Title or Constituency Date Added
Minister Abbott, George Minister of Education October 18, 2011
Minister Bell, Pat Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation October 18, 2011
Minister Black, Iain Parliamentary Secretary for Public Transportation to the Minister of Trans. & Infra. October 18, 2011
Minister Bond, Shirley Minister of Attorney General October 18, 2011
Minister Bond, Shirley Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General October 18, 2011
Minister Cadieux, Stephanie Minister of Social Development October 18, 2011
Minister Chong, Ida Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development October 18, 2011
Minister Clark, Christy Premier October 18, 2011
Minister Coleman, Rich Minister Responsible for Housing October 18, 2011
Minister Falcon, Kevin Minister of Finance October 18, 2011
Minister Lee, Richard Parl. Sec. for Asia-Pacific to the Min. of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation October 18, 2011
Minister Lekstrom, Blair Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure October 18, 2011
Minister Les, John Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier October 18, 2011
Minister MacDiarmid, Margaret Minister of Labour, Citizens' Services and Open Government October 18, 2011
Minister Stilwell, Moira Parl. Sec. for Indust, Research & Innov. to the Min. of Jobs, Tour. & Innov. October 18, 2011
Minister Yap, John Parliamentary Secretary for Clean Technology to the Minister of Energy and Mines October 18, 2011