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The Chamber's quarterly policy newsletter

From the CEO's desk

To our community:

This month we marked one year since the first COVID-19 case was discovered in Calgary. While it has been a year of challenges and uncertainty, we are optimistic about the future of our city, our business community, and our organization.

In this edition of Influence, we’re focused on Calgary’s future. We sit down with experts to discuss how working collaboratively can lead to restoring community and prosperity. This includes exploring options to address city property tax rates, including strategies to examine costs, revenues and needed reforms to our municipal tax system. We also explore the benefits of public transit, and a made-in-Canada solution for market access. I am also pleased to provide an update on our organization’s strategic planning, our search for a new President and CEO, and how we’re marking our 130th birthday.

On behalf of the Calgary Chamber team, thank you for your continued trust during this unprecedented time. We remain focused on supporting you and advocating on your behalf as we look ahead to new opportunities and challenges in 2021 and beyond.


Murray Sigler

Interim CEO, Calgary Chamber

March 2021

In this issue

From the CEO's Desk

Quarterly update from the CEO

Murray Sigler, Interim CEO, marks a year since the start of the pandemic, and discusses our optimism for the future.

2 minute read

Expert Insights

How we can reform Calgary’s property tax system

We sat down (virtually) with two property tax experts to discuss the challenges, opportunities, and ways to reform Calgary’s property tax system.

9 minute read

Expert Insights

A Conversation with Karen Ball on community vibrancy and prosperity

We sat down (virtually) with Karen Ball, President and CEO of the Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations (CCVO), to talk about how we can achieve community vibrancy and prosperity.

8 minute read

Dive Deeper

How public transit can drive Calgary’s recovery

Take a deep dive into how investments in transit can help build Calgary’s vibrancy and support a recovery that connects all of us.

5 minute read

Policy 101

Solutions to market access through the Canadian Northern Corridor

Learn about a proposed long-term solution to our market access challenges, connecting Canada from coast-to-coast-to-coast through roads, rail, transmission, pipelines and communication.

7 minute read
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