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A Primer on Alberta’s Equalization Referendum

On October 18th Albertans will go to the polls to elect new mayors, reeves and municipal councillors. Also on the ballot will be two referendum questions: one on whether or not to remain on Daylight Saving Time year-round; and the other addressing whether the principle of equalization payments should be removed from Canada’s constitution.

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Municipal Priorities for a Competitive Edmonton

With the federal election behind us, Edmontonians are preparing to hit the polls once more to decide the future direction of our city. In anticipation of the municipal election, we reached out to our members to understand the primary concerns of local businesses as they continue to navigate a long road towards a robust recovery.

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Chamber Advocacy Yields Results

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, your Chamber of Commerce has
advocated forcefully and effectively to ensure governments understood just what was happening to your business – and how they might best assist you.

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Modest improvements in Alberta’s Fiscal Outlook reinforce need to curb COVID-19 today and diversify our economy tomorrow

Alberta’s projected deficit and debt burden have improved slightly, as the province’s deficit has been reduced by $2.8 billion per today’s fiscal update. In the short-term, Albertan businesses will continue to need support through the COVID-19 pandemic. In the long-term, a full focus on economic diversification and job creation will be required to rebuild resiliency in our economy and ensure fiscal sustainability.

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Naming Edmonton an NHL Hub City Would Boost Our City’s Economic Recovery Efforts

News, Policy Back Photo by Alexscuccato – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0 Naming Edmonton an NHL Hub City Would Boost Our City’s Economic Recovery Efforts 28 May 2020 The Edmonton Chamber fully supports the bid by the Oilers Entertainment Group, the City of Edmonton and the Government of Alberta to name Edmonton an NHL hub…

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Edmonton Chamber sends letter to Premier Kenney on Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy

News Back Edmonton Chamber sends letter to Premier Kenney on Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy 08 May 2020 The Edmonton and Calgary Chambers of Commerce recently sent a letter to Premier Jason Kenney outlining concerns from the business community on the government’s strategy to relaunch the Alberta economy. View letter here or read the full letter below.…

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