Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce to host finance minister
Provincial finance minister Kevin Falcon has called the economy “the single greatest challenge facing the province today.”
A week after delivering the 2012 provincial budget, Falcon will be in Vernon to talk about the budget.
The finance minister will be at the Village Green Hotel’s Sierra Room Tuesday, presented by the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce.
“With economic uncertainty in Europe and a slow recovery in the U.S., B.C. must grapple with the consequences of decisions made in jurisdictions beyond our control,” stated Falcon in a press release. “A decade of fiscal prudence has positioned the province to take full advantage of global economic opportunities.
“But it also serves as a lesson that B.C. can’t be complacent if it wants to continue to lead the way in attracting investment and building jobs for the future.”
Falcon has been the minister of finance and deputy premier since March 2011. He was first elected in 2001 to represent the riding of Surrey-Cloverdale.
Registration for Falcon’s presentation starts at 11:15 a.m. A buffet lunch and networking opportunity starts at 11:30.
Falcon begins his presentation at noon.
The cost is $25 plus tax for chamber members, $35 plus tax for non-members.
Call the chamber at 250-545-0771 or e-mail email@example.com to pre-register.