Letters

Letters

Minimum Wage Joint Submission from Calgary and Edmonton Chambers of Commerce

June 26, 2015

The Calgary Chamber, along with our counterparts at the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, were privileged to participate in a Government of Alberta-led consultation session regarding the planned increase to the minimum wage earlier this month. Today, both the Calgary and Edmonton Chambers of Commerce are proud to submit a joint position paper calling on the government to delay any increase to the minimum wage in Alberta until more fulsome research and consultation has been conducted. While we support the Government of Alberta’s objective of reducing poverty and increasing social welfare, we feel that increasing the minimum wage is not the best method by which to achieve these objectives. Since a minimum wage increase of this magnitude has not been implemented in recent history, we feel that the economic implications should be carefully considered before moving ahead with any policy change. 

Letter to Honourable Diana McQueen - Bill #20

March 30, 2015

Although Budget 2015 dominated the headlines last week, the Province quietly passed Bill 20, the first of a series of amendments to the Municipal Government Act. Included in the bill were provisions allowing for the creation of city charters in Edmonton and Calgary. While the Chamber supports increased autonomy for Alberta’s largest cities, read more about our particular concerns with this legislation and why we are concerned about unchecked municipal autonomy

Letter to Prime Minister Harper - Business Flood Assistance

June 25, 2013

Research has shown that there is a high degree of potential for business failure after a natural disaster. A report prepared by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce states that 43 per cent of companies who experience a natural disaster without an emergency plan will never recover and will close. Of those that do survive, only 29 per cent are still operating two years after the natural disaster. Therefore the potential for the loss of Alberta businesses is real. I am working to ensure that Alberta does better than these statistics.

Letter to Premier Redford - Business Flood Assistance

June 25, 2013

Research has shown that there is a high degree of potential for business failure after a natural disaster. A report prepared by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce states that 43 per cent of companies who experience a natural disaster without an emergency plan will never recover and will close. Of those that do survive, only 29 per cent are still operating two years after the natural disaster. Therefore the potential for the loss of Alberta businesses is real. I am working to ensure that Alberta does better than these statistics.

Calgary Chamber Property Tax Room Letter 2013

April 29, 2013

The City of Calgary has an extra $52 million to spend. How about using this money to reduce small business taxes?

FDI Letter to the Economist November 19 2012

November 19, 2012

SIR- Regarding your article on foreign investment in Canada (“Door Wide Shut,” October 27th) the Calgary Chamber of Commerce recognizes that the proposed CNOOC and Petronas deals are only the first of a long line of foreign acquisitions in Canada's energy resource sector.

Joint Review Panel Submission - Northern Gateway

April 11, 2012

On behalf of our members, I am writing to express the very strong support of the Calgary Chamber for Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Project currently before the Joint Review Panel. The Northern Gateway Project will bring significant long-term economic benefits to Canada, and is another example of responsible energy development.

Letter to the Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development

December 5, 2011

Introductory letter for the Calgary Chamber Submission on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act Review.

Letter to Minister Flaherty- Employment Insurance Premium Rate Setting

November 30, 2011

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