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News Back Survey shows strong support among business community for vaccine certification 13 September 2021 Edmonton, Calgary – A recent survey conducted by Leger shows compelling support for vaccine certification, with 70% of businesses and 74% of citizens supportive. Results indicate only 13% of businesses and 12% of the general population are opposed to vaccine…

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Canadians are facing increased stresses, pressures and health issues and may be turning to alcohol and drugs as a coping mechanism. A recent poll completed by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction indicates that COVID-19 stress has amplified mental health and substance use concerns.

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Governments in Canada responded swiftly to the crisis of the global pandemic with programs to support Canadians and businesses and prevent further economic hardship. This spending, while vital, was also costly. The increased debt and deficit resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic response will present a challenge to government budgets for years to come.

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News, Policy Back Why an inclusive recovery matters—2021 Federal Platform: From Challenge to Change 31 August 2021 Throughout the pandemic, many groups have faced major challenges. Higher unemployment rates for South Asian, Arab, Indigenous and Black Canadians compared to the average. The burden of unpaid private childcare and job loss falling on women. Systemic discrimination and oppression against Black people and Indigenous…

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“We will work with our partners at EIA to help attract U.S. and international flights back to Edmonton, as airlines work to establish their flight schedules following today’s announcement.” said Sundquist, “Edmonton’s business community looks forward to supporting the investments that airlines are making at our airport.”

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Member Submission Back What’s going on in Commercial Insurance? 01 December 2020 Blog submitted by Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC)  These are challenging times for businesses in Edmonton. Uncertainty in the markets caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has left no industry unaffected. The pandemic has exacerbated existing difficulties in the market and for some, attempting…

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The fall economic update, tabled today by Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, displays the breadth and depth of government action required to protect the lives and livelihoods of Canadians through the COVID-19 pandemic, and simultaneously the importance of planning the path to recovery.

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