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Federation Flight: Showing confidence in Canada

B.C. business, Indigenous, community and labour leaders visit Alberta to affirm vision of Canada as a great place to do business.

One hundred senior British Columbia business, Indigenous, community and labour leaders plan to board a flight together to travel to Edmonton this May 17. The men and women on “The Federation Flight” are seeking to bridge the rift between the governments of British Columbia and Alberta over the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP).

The flight is organized by the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade (GVBOT), in partnership with the Edmonton and Calgary Chambers of Commerce. GVBOT president and CEO Iain Black notes that while TMEP is a catalyst for the journey, the visit is about much more than a single project.

“This one-day trip to Alberta is a chance to reinforce the current importance of this country’s energy and resource sectors for the benefit of all Canadians. At its best, our federation improves our provincial economies, the economy of Canada, our international competitiveness, and our reputation as a great place to do business, in a country governed by the rule of law,” said Black.