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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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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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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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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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Chamber urges city to stay the course on zero.

News, Policy Back Chamber urges city to stay the course on zero. 03 December 2020 Edmonton Chamber President & CEO Janet M. Riopel addressed City Council today to provide the Chamber’s perspective on the 2021 Supplementary Operating Budget Adjustment. “We thank the City for working diligently to respond to the challenges of job creators.” said…

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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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Alberta’s Recovery Plan a Strong Step in the Right Direction

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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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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