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The Edmonton Chamber is pleased to see that Budget 2021 takes a measured approach. “This budget appears to focus on stabilizing our economy and getting us back on track.” said Janet Riopel, President & CEO

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“We’ve urged governments to develop a risk index that would use public health triggers to indicate when restrictions are easing, and we’re glad to see the Province provide exactly that.” said Riopel, “This staged approach will give job creators a much better sense of when they can expect to bring their staff back, and get their operations up and running again.”

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COVID-19, News Back Chamber Applauds Expanded Supports and a Measured Reopening 15 January 2021 The Government of Alberta will ease some public health restrictions starting on Monday, January 18. The Province will allow businesses offering personal and wellness services to reopen by appointment only. In addition, up to 10 people will be allowed to gather…

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News Back City Stays the Course on Zero 11 December 2020 The Edmonton Chamber strongly supports the approved 2021 City of Edmonton budget adjustment, which includes a zero percent tax increase. “We know this budget contained many difficult decisions, and we thank the City for working diligently to respond to the challenges of employers and…

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News Back Edmonton Chamber Reacts to New Restrictions 08 December 2020 Premier Kenney announced new restrictions on Albertans and Alberta businesses as COVID-19 cases continue to rise. “Despite the last round of restrictions, case numbers continue to spiral out of control. Something had to be done.” said Janet Riopel, President and CEO of the Edmonton…

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News, Policy Back Chamber urges city to stay the course on zero. 03 December 2020 Edmonton Chamber President & CEO Janet M. Riopel addressed City Council today to provide the Chamber’s perspective on the 2021 Supplementary Operating Budget Adjustment. “We thank the City for working diligently to respond to the challenges of job creators.” said…

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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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