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Tamara Vrooman discusses Western Canada’s economic potential

As co-chair of the Western Executive Council of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, our President & CEO, Tamara Vrooman, presented her views on a plan to grow our economy.

In an opinion piece with Susannah Pierce, fellow co-chair and Shell Canada Limited President and Country Chair, Tamara discussed several important topics, including the untapped potential of Western Canada and how bringing the immense natural wealth of the West to international markets will drive country-wide prosperity.  

“As Canada’s gateway to over 170 trading economies around the world, western Canadian ports handle $1 of every $3 of Canada’s trade in goods outside North America. But the capacity of Canada’s West Coast to serve much-needed long-term export growth is quickly becoming constrained by shipping terminal congestion and a lack of warehousing and industrial lands.”

YVR is focused on the future and continues to make investments to connect B.C. to the world, including activities to grow air services and our role in the movement of cargo while maximizing our existing infrastructure and advancing digital tools to streamline shipping processes.   

Read the full article here: Opinion: Maximizing Western Canada’s huge economic potential key to building a stronger economy

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