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COVID-19, News, Policy Back Edmonton Chamber Urges Public to Wear Masks 14 July 2020 EDMONTON – The Edmonton Chamber is urging Edmontonians to protect not only themselves, but customer service workers and our economy by wearing masks when they’re out in public. “One of the best ways to protect jobs, protect workers and speed our…

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News, Policy Alberta’s Recovery Plan a Strong Step in the Right Direction 30 June 2020 EDMONTON, CALGARY – Alberta’s economy has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and collapsing global oil prices. We are pleased to see the release of Alberta’s Recovery Plan, outlining a new path forward for our economy. “Alberta’s Recovery Plan…

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September 19, 2019— Edmonton At a news conference this morning in Halifax, the Canadian Global Cities Council (CGCC) called on the campaigning federal parties to support the development of a National Urban Strategy to help cities build the infrastructure they need to support Canada’s economic competitiveness. In the second playbook of its Agenda for Growth…

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City Budget is in its final stretch! The Mayor and City Councillors are wrapping up budget deliberations this week, with the final vote expected either late Wednesday or Friday morning. While there are still many new spending package votes that you need to encourage your Councillor to be vigilant about, we have already seen some…

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It is Decision Time on the City Budget – Your Voice is Critical! Property tax increases, on top of increased taxes, fees, and other costs from all orders of government, are pushing many Edmonton businesses to the breaking point. The City of Edmonton released its proposed 2019–2022 budget, which will be voted on next month. The…

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Last week, the City held the first day of its annual public hearings on the budget, but this time it was different than in years past, when virtually all those present were advocating for projects needing new spending. This year, the business community and other citizens were very vocal in their opposition to further tax increases, with…

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10% Tax Hike Over 4 Years? We Need Your Voice! The Edmonton Chamber of Commerce’s single biggest priority is Edmonton’s competitiveness, and this year we have made a concerted effort to work with City Council and Administration to ensure their top priority is avoiding tax hikes for businesses in the 2019-2022 budget cycle. Last week,…

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