Businesses Drive Cities that Thrive
2019 Alberta Election Platform: Businesses Drive Cities that Thrive
The Calgary Chamber is a non-partisan organization, founded, and funded by you, our members, the Calgary Business community. In advance of the upcoming 2019 Alberta Provincial election we are launching our provincial election platform, advocating for a better business environment in Calgary and across all of Alberta.
Our platform will inform all parties and candidates of the areas that Calgary’s business community wants to see prioritized by the next Alberta government.
Once known as a province where risks were often rewarded, many investors now see Alberta as too risky. Households are struggling to find work, pay rent and mortgages, and maintain a quality of life they have worked hard to achieve.
But there is a path forward, there are opportunities to invest in Alberta, and our city is ready to get moving, and get moving quickly.
To do this, our economy needs government policy that creates the environment for business growth.
On January 24, 2019 we launched our provincial policy platform Businesses Drive Cities that Thrive.
Grounded in five key business principles we are asking the next government to adopt nine recommendations:
2) Drive productivity through regulatory and tax reform
3) Support growth through internal trade and access to markets
4) Increase certainty through good governance and accountability
5) Prepare for the future by developing and retaining a skilled workforce
Our business community is extremely resilient, but that resilience continues to be tested. If businesses are struggling, communities struggle as well.
We encourage everyone to read our full platform and engage with us throughout the upcoming months as we talk more about Alberta’s economy.
When it comes time to vote, we as citizens, need to vote for the policy we want to see govern our business climate and communities.
- Businesses Drive Cities that Thrive press conference
- Businesses Drive Cities that Thrive press conference media scrum
- [Video] A Conversation on debt with University of Calgary Economist, Trevor Tombe
- [Video] Amplifying our voice through collaboration
- [Video] Amplifying our voice through market intervention
- [Video] Amplifying our voice on the skills gap
- [Video] Amplifying our voice on market access
- [Video] Amplifying our voice on fiscal responsibility
- [Video] Amplifying our voice with the next government
- Navigator: Economic Diversification: Are we more than just pipelines?
- January 24, 2019: Chamber releases Alberta election platform recommendations
- February 27, 2019: Alberta’s sluggish growth projection a concern
- March 21, 2019: Remove barriers to drive business growth, Edmonton and Calgary Chambers advise next Alberta Government
- March 28, 2019: Alberta must clean up fiscal house for long-term economic viability and certainty
- April 9, 2019: Risky government intervention hampering free market growth
- January 24, 2019: Vote for vibrancy in 2019 Provincial Election Op-ed
- March 20, 2019: Election battle shapes up over energy and pipelines
- March 23, 2019: Opinion: Alberta must become the market of choice for commerce
- March 29, 2019: As debt climbs above $58B, it’s time to get Alberta’s fiscal house in order
- April 4, 2019: Curse of the skyscraper: Microsm of Alberta’s downturn, Calgary becomes election’s battleground
- April 12, 2019: Breakfast Television: Policy not politics