Ensuring we can emerge on our front foot and ready to lead in a globalized, connected world.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a considerable global challenge that will continue to impact all Canadians, one way or another, for some time. Our way of life has been fundamentally disrupted.
We understand the stress and continued uncertainty for both the physical and economic health of our community. We know that all Canadians – everyday citizens, business owners, and our elected representatives – can meet this challenge. In order to ensure this, we ask policymakers to consider the following outcomes.
Delivering on these outcomes will keep us safe, ensure our Canadian economy continues to function, and allow us to emerge from this outbreak on our front foot and ready to lead in a globalized, connected world.
Stability and resiliency
On March 17, 2020, the Calgary Chamber submitted short, medium, and long term recommendations to all levels of government.
Calgary Chamber urges immediate extension of federal pandemic support programs
The Chamber's latest advocacy focuses on continuation of key federal support programs beyond October 23. Programs continue to be essential to address ongoing pandemic restrictions and uncertainty for businesses.
Businesses look forward to employee vaccination legislation and supports for vaccine certification
Additional measures to support implementation of Restrictions Exemption Program alongside promise of protection for businesses mandating employee vaccination are promising steps toward economic and community health.