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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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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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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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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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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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With Canada’s fiscal outlook at a critical juncture, careful and targeted action required to navigate second wave and economic recovery

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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