Horner talks budget with Calgary business
September 11, 2012
Alberta’s Treasury Board and Finance Minister Doug Horner paid a visit to the Calgary Chamber last week to listen to the concerns of the city’s business community as part of the government’s pre-budget consultation process with industry.
During the meeting, Horner asked a room full of Calgary business leaders what type of business environment do they currently work in, and what type of environment do they expect to work in the future? The feedback from both of these questions will be used by government to determine what it can do in the future to help industry.
The invitation only meeting was hosted by the Chamber, and included businesses from sectors such as oil and gas, healthcare, construction and commercial real estate. Chamber CEO Adam Legge facilitated the discussion, which also include the Chamber Board Chair David Sprague and Ben Brunnen, the Chamber’s chief economist.
This is just one of several meetings the Chamber regularly holds with politicians. In fact, last year, roughly 60 politicians from all levels of government met with the Chamber to discuss how they can help address the needs and concerns of the Calgary business community