Premier Christy Clark coming to Kamloops

Premier Christy Clark will talk business and community next week in Kamloops.

KAMLOOPS - Premier Christy Clark is on her way to Kamloops to talk about business and community issues.

The Kamloops Chamber of Commerce is hosting a luncheon on Sept. 17 with Clark and the members of cabinet, but you need to register by noon on Friday, Sept. 12.

Clark will speak at the luncheon and local business people will be given the chance to sit with their minister of choice to directly discuss business and community issues.

"It's a real opportunity for the chamber and our members to hear from the Premier directly," Chamber President Aleece Laird says, noting more than a third of the 300 available tickets were sold in the first day. "I'm trusting it will be a great event." 

People can request the minister they would prefer to be seated with, along with two alternatives, but organizations can only have one representative sit with any one minister. Larger groups can also book an entire table, but will not be placed with a minister.

A Maple Ridge event was the target of a loud picket by teachers earlier this week as Clark spoke. Teachers and parents have been very vocal against Clark and the government as they continue to say no to binding arbitration as a way of settling the labour dispute with the B.C. Teachers’ Federation.

Laird says they are not concerned this type of picketing will occur here though.

"I'm not concerned. I think it's an opportunity for our membership to speak with (Clark) and the different ministers, and it's also an opportunity for teachers and those who are picketing to express their opinions as well," Laird says. "I don't see us running into those same issues."

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

 — This story was updated at 11:31 a.m., Sept. 11 with additional details from the chamber.

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