Representing You

Since 1971, the St. John’s Board of Trade has connected businesses from all sectors to advocate for policies that foster a strong, competitive economic environment that benefits businesses. Representing more than 850 businesses and advocating to all levels of government the St. John’s Board of Trade is the principal voice of the business community.



Advocacy is an integral part of the activity for the St. John’s Board of Trade and is focused on reducing the cost of doing business. Taxes and user fees set by governments and their agencies can be expensive. The Board advocates for tax fairness, cost controls, deficit elimination and debt repayment, and reasonable user fees for services to support your business efforts.

Issues are identified in a number of ways:  by members, through committees, via media, and public debate. There are many ways that the Board gets and stays engaged in what’s important to your business. Members are always welcome to talk to Board volunteers or staff about our advocacy efforts. The feedback loops are numerous – Directors, Ambassadors, committee members, staff.

For more information on how the Board advocates for you, take a look at the submissions we make to all levels of government, the correspondence we have with political leaders and senior officials, and see what we’re concentrating on all year long in our policy committees.

For more information Rhonda Tulk-Lane | Policy and Advocacy Specialist | 351-0291 |