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Post date: March 14, 2017
Posted by: Kaitlyn Mason
Alberta’s budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year is set to come out this Thursday, March 16, 2017. At the Chamber, we are urging our provincial policymakers to take a disciplined approach to public...
Post date: March 7, 2017
Posted by: Kaitlyn Mason
Last week the 2017 Speech from the Throne was delivered at the kick off of the Alberta Government's spring session. Read our Policy Team's analysis of the Speech to find out what...
Post date: March 7, 2017
Posted by: Kaitlyn Mason
Last week Premier Rachel Notley visited Washington to discuss the future of trade between the United States and Alberta. To help you understand what it all means for your business, ...
Post date: March 7, 2017
Posted by: Kaitlyn Mason
Last month, the Calgary Chamber launched its brand new Innovation Accelerator. The Accelerator – titled Ignite was designed to help local businesses accelerate their growth through rapid...
Post date: February 27, 2017
Posted by: Kaitlyn Mason
The Calgary Chamber exists to help make businesses more successful, and in doing so make Calgary the best place in the country to live, work and grow a business. Today, the Chamber represents...
Post date: February 27, 2017
Posted by: Kaitlyn Mason
Recent policy changes at the federal, provincial and municipal levels are increasing the cost of doing business in Calgary. The mandatory minimum wage hikes, increasing corporate tax rates, non-...
Post date: February 27, 2017
Posted by: Kaitlyn Mason
A healthy relationship between City Council and our business community is vital, especially in challenging times. So when you, our members, had questions for Mayor Naheed Nenshi, we took them to the...
Post date: February 27, 2017
Posted by: Kaitlyn Mason
Although President Trump's proposed border tax has a long way to go before it becomes official policy, it may have serious implications for Canada’s economy. Here our Economic Policy...
Post date: February 21, 2017
Posted by: Kaitlyn Mason
Changes to the Alberta Labour Relations Code could potentially be looming on the horizon. That's why our Policy Director, Zoe Addington, has penned this blog to help you understand what they...
Post date: February 14, 2017
Posted by: Aaron Kroontje
The Calgary Chamber has been advocating to keep employer-sponsored health and dental benefits tax-free. Taxing business health and dental benefits would not simplify Canada’s tax code, increase...