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Federal Budget 2022: A small step toward recovery

The Edmonton Chamber of Commerce is encouraged to see thoughtful investment in Budget 2022. While there is still work to do, the budget outlines steps towards economic recovery from the pandemic.  

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Knocking down interprovincial trade barriers

At ground level, we think of Canada as an open country with highways rolling to the prairie horizon and beyond distant mountain ranges. As we travel across the landscape, we enjoy uninterrupted vistas with nothing to block the views.

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Provincial Budget Recommendations

The Alberta economy is showing some encouraging early signs of recovering from the shocks of the pandemic although there are continued risks that the recovery could be uneven and interrupted by future waves of COVID-19 or by changes to global market forces.

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Edmonton & Calgary Chambers congratulate Liberal Party on re-election

The Edmonton and Calgary Chambers of Commerce congratulate the Liberal Party of Canada for its successful re-election, and the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau on his forthcoming re-appointment as Prime Minister of Canada. We thank all federal party leaders and candidates for their public service and efforts to bring important issues to light throughout the election campaign.

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Unlocking the economic potential of trade—2021 Federal Platform: From Challenge to Change

The Canadian federation is complex with much variation between provinces in laws, regulations, permits, licences and other rules. Differences impede interprovincial trade flows and labour mobility, increase operational costs, reduce efficiency and limit investment. They also reduce consumer choice and lower Canada’s productivity.

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Building connections to build potential—2021 Federal Platform: From Challenge to Change

There is a global battle for talent as businesses and governments around the world recognize growth of skills and people are vital to innovation and economic prosperity. With immigration forecasted to be the key driver of Canada’s population growth over the next 50 years, building a labour force that develops, attracts, and retains world-class skills and abilities is imperative.

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Striking a Balance: pandemic recovery and fiscal sustainability—2021 Federal Platform: From Challenge to Change

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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Why an inclusive recovery matters—2021 Federal Platform: From Challenge to Change

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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