For Immediate Release
Monday, Sept. 13, 2010
CHAMBER TO FIND OUT JUST HOW BUSINESS FRIENDLY CIVIC ELECTION CANDIDATES ARE
Sept. 13, 2010 – The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce will once again be ensuring that all candidates running in the upcoming municipal election are aware of issues important to the local business community.
The Chamber will be sending a survey to all candidates running for office asking them if they agree with current Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce policy in the areas of taxation, economic development, spending efficiencies and infrastructure and transportation.
“We applaud those that make the decision to run for public office,” said Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Dave Angus. “The Chamber believes that it’s important to find out where civic election candidates stand on issues important to the business community.”
Angus added that The Chamber is a non-partisan organization and will not endorse candidates during the election process, but will make the results of the questionnaire public to help members of the business community in their decision making process.
“The information we receive from the candidates will also help us to hold those that are elected on Oct. 27 accountable in their future decision-making,” concluded Angus.
For the past 137 years, The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce has served as the “voice of business,” ensuring that the business community is heard on the issues of the day. It is our mission to foster an environment in which business can prosper. The Chamber currently represents more than 2,100 business members and close to 90,000 employees in Winnipeg.
Contact: Chuck Davidson – Vice-President Policy