Calgary Chamber 2019 provincial budget submission
March 1, 2019
On February 4, 2019 The Calgary Chamber hosted the Honourable Joe Ceci, Alberta’s Minister of Finance for a budget consultation round-table. The Calgary business community believes that more needs to be done to address competitiveness concerns for our province. Fundamental competitive issues impacting the Alberta economy and investment climate must be at the forefront for the 2019 Provincial Budget.
In our 2019 budget submission to the Finance Minister we provide three recommendations that we believe the provincial government should adopt to address these concerns and allow businesses to take full advantage of benefits that come from a free and competitive market.
- Create stability through fiscal responsibility.
- Implement “layered cost” economic impact assessments and remove burdensome regulations on business.
- Initiate a comprehensive tax review and commit to a reduction of the corporate tax rate