Advocacy Priorities 2015

The St. John’s Board of Trade, through its membership and committees, advocate for public policies that foster a competitive and healthy economic environment. Some of the key areas that the Board will focus on in 2015 are:

  1. Fiscal Management within Government
  2. Growing a Talented Population

Committee Listing Interested in joining a policy committee? Click here to find out how you can get involved.

Economic Outlook and Member Survey. Find out what members are saying.

2013 Municipal Election Get Informed, Get Involved The St. John’s Board of Trade wants you to get involved and to be informed in the 2013 general municipal election. The Board of Trade, in partnership with The Telegram, will be asking issue-specific questions for each of the candidates, ensuring that all candidates have the means to communicate their responses to the public. The Board has also aligned with other groups looking to engage voters; including, the Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development and Happy City. The St. John’s Board of Trade is a non-partisan, business advocacy organization that is the principal voice of business for over 700 members in the St. John’s area. Its mission is to improve the local business climate, enhancing its members’ ability to do business through advocacy and member services. The following links will connect you to information centred around the 2013 Municipal Elections. Get Informed. Get Involved.   Make your mark – Chair’s column, Sept. 21, 2013 Metro area mayoral candidates tackle issues – The Telegram, Sept. 11, 2013 We don’t ride Metrobus, but you should, candidates say - CBC  Sept. 11, 2013   If you weren’t able to attend our Mayoral Debate on Tuesday, Sept. 10 you can still hear what the candidates had to say. Rogers TV will air the debate on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 15 at 10:30 a.m. Follow our updates of the northeast Avalon debate – CBC Sept. 10, 2013 Ask your candidate how you’ll get around – Sept. 10, 2013 Regional transit would ease traffic snarls – Chair’s column, Sept. 6, 2013 Homebuilders’ association questions mayoral candidates – The Telegram, Sept. 6, 2013     Board of Trade plugging regionalization – The Telegram, Sept. 4, 2013 Ask your candidate how they’ll co-operate – Sept. 3, 2013 A lesson in co-operation – Chair’s column Aug. 30, 2013 Livability will attract people to St. John’s: Board of Trade – The Telegram, Aug. 28, 2013 Livability – Building a better St. John’s - Aug. 27, 2013     The Debate Debacle – Geoff Chaulk Blog, The Telegram Aug. 27, 2013 Happy cities are good for the economy – Chair’s Column Aug. 24, 2013 Building a better St. John’s: Development is a key election issue – Aug. 13, 2013 It’s not just what you build; it’s how you build it – Chair’s Column Aug. 10, 2013 Build up, not out, Board of Trade says – CBC Aug. 7, 2013 All growth is not good growth: Density as an election issue – Aug. 6, 2013 Density over sprawl, says St. John’s Board of Trade – The Telegram, Aug. 5, 2013 Bigger is not better – Chair’s Column Aug. 3, 2013 Infrastructure concerns key in upcoming election: Board of Trade – The Telegram, July 30, 2013 Building our city: Why infrastructure has to be an election issue – July 29, 2013 Let’s build something together – Chair’s Column July 27, 2013 Downtown parking should be an election issue, says board – CBC July 26, 2013 Downtown businesses and parking – CBC Radio July 25, 2013 St. John’s Board of Trade encourages election participation – The Coaster, July 25, 2013 St. John’s Board of Trade encourages election participation- The Telegram, July 25, 2013 Get Informed, Get Involved - July 24, 2013 Board of Trade launches municipal issues campaign – The Telegram, July 18, 2013 Board launches municipal issues campaign – July 18, 2013 Get on board – Chair’s Column June 1, 2013