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The new federal Capital Gains Tax threatens everyone’s bottom dollar, not just the ultra-wealthy.

From my own, once-upon-a-time experience as a cabinet minister with the Alberta government, I acknowledge the complexities and difficulties of balancing fiscal responsibility with strategic investments. But as President of the Edmonton Chamber, I must call to everyone’s attention our concerns with changes to the tax regime, specifically the increased inclusion rate on capital gains tax for corporations.

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Statement on Bill 20: The Municipal Affairs Statues Amendment Act

News, Policy Statement on Bill 20: The Municipal Affairs Statues Amendment Act April 26, 2024 Statement on Bill 20: The Municipal Affairs Statues Amendment Act Edmonton, Alberta – On April 25, 2024, the Government of Alberta unveiled Bill 20, the Municipal Affairs Statutes Amendment Act, 2024. This legislation proposes changes to the Local Authorities Election…

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Joint Letter – Spring 2024 Supplemental Operating Budget Adjustment 

Edmonton’s business community – as represented by the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, UDI–Metro, and BOMA Edmonton – are deeply concerned about the proposed tax increases of 8.7% in 2024, 7.0% in 2025, and 6.4% in 2026, as outlined in the April 23, 2024, Financial and Corporate Services report FCS02361.

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Edmonton Chamber of Commerce responds to the 2024 Federal Budget

News, Policy Edmonton Chamber of Commerce responds to the 2024 Federal Budget April 16, 2024 Tuesday, April 16th, 2024  OTTAWA, ON – Today, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Chrystia Freeland, tabled the 2024 Federal Budget in the House of Commons titled Fairness for Every Generation. The Edmonton Chamber of Commerce…

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Edmonton Chamber of Commerce (ECC) statement on 2024 Alberta Budget

News, Policy Edmonton Chamber of Commerce (ECC) statement on 2024 Alberta Budget March 1, 2024 February 29, 2023  EDMONTON, AB – Today, the President of the Treasury Board and Minister of Finance, the Honourable Nate Horner tabled the 2024 Alberta provincial budget in the Alberta Legislature titled A Responsible Plan for a Growing Province. The…

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News Release: Calgary & Edmonton Chambers ask province to explore pharmacare

The Calgary and Edmonton Chambers of Commerce jointly call on the provincial government to discuss the viability of a federal pharmacare plan in Alberta. With the ongoing labour shortage and need to attract talent, and the cost to employers for providing health-related benefits, along with the financial benefit of pooling resources across provinces, a national pharmacare program, if developed well, could benefit Alberta’s economy.

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