CCC Annual Resolution Process


Once again, it is time to launch the Canadian Chamber’s annual resolution setting process.

Last year’s AGM saw the implementation of a number of changes as recommended by our resolution task force.

These changes have now been entrenched in our processes for 2014. All resolutions, including those brought forward by the policy committees of the Canadian Chamber will be reviewed by the Policy Resolution Screening Committee.

As you receive this package, launching the annual process of developing resolutions, you are invited to consider focusing your resolutions on issues directly related to the Top 10 competitiveness agenda. The 10 items on this agenda keep our work focused on the top business issues affecting the ability of Canadian businesses to compete globally. In focusing your policy efforts on these 10 items, you will strengthen our collective presence in Ottawa by keeping us on top of issues in which we have credibility and avoiding those that are outside our expertise.

We remain convinced that the agenda we have defined through the Top 10 initiative is one that is critical for Canada and all our members in every part of the country.

Also, please find our advocacy activity grids available for your use. 

2011 Policy Resolutions Falling off the Books (14.04.04); please note this is an updated version which includes the names of the submitting chambers.
2012 Policy Resolution Activity Update (as of Feb. 27, 2014)
2013 Policy Resolution Activity Update (as of Feb. 27, 2014)

Beyond the Top 10 agenda, chambers can continue to submit resolutions on any issue related to bettering the business climate, as long as they comply with the criteria detailed in this package.

Once passed, resolutions become part of our lobbying efforts with the federal government. The more focused the resolutions are, the more we can apply our limited resources to these priority areas.

A guide to preparing resolutions and documents related to our 2014 resolution debate are available now on our website.

Important dates to remember:
May 15 – Committee Resolution Deadline
June 3 – Chamber resolution deadline
July (date TBC) – Resolutions are reviewed
Late August – the book of proposed resolutions is posted and available for review.
September 27– caucus meetings take place in Charlottetown
September 28 and 29 – policy debates at the AGM.

We look forward to working with you as you formulate your policy work leading into this year’s AGM in Charlottetown.


Warren Everson
Senior Vice President, Policy

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce
360 rue Albert Street
Suite 420
Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7X7



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