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The Chamber's quarterly policy newsletter

From the CEO's desk

To our community:

There is no question that the COVID-19 pandemic has been the catalyst for a lot of change in Calgary, Alberta, and Canada. As we evaluate the path forward and continue to serve Calgary’s business community, it is my privilege to serve as interim CEO of the Calgary Chamber.

Every aspect of our lives has been touched by COVID-19, at home and in our businesses, but we remain confident in our ability to emerge even stronger than before and to find new opportunities to adapt and thrive in this new reality.

Know that the Calgary Chamber will be there every step of the way, delivering essential services to business through our advocacy and business growth activities.

In this edition of Influence, we took the opportunity to dive deeper into some critical issues impacting our community,

We may not know what the future holds, but the Chamber will be there for our business community now, next month, and for the years to come. We look forward to Forging the Future with you.

Yours sincerely,

Murray Sigler

Interim CEO

Calgary Chamber of Commerce

September 2020

In this issue

Policy 101

Internal Trade in Canada

Trade barriers between the provinces prevent Canadians from enjoying products and experiences offered by their neighbours. See how we got here and why we need to finally secure free trade within Canada.

Learn more

Dive Deeper

Canada's Constitution

Albertans will be asked to weigh on equalization via referendum next year, which could trigger a discussion on the principle of equalization within Canada’s constitution. Dive deeper into how Canada’s constitution works, how it can be changed, and the implications for equalization.

Dive deeper

Reflections on Alberta:

A Conversation with the Honourable Lois E. Mitchell

As she completed her tenure as the 18th Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, Her Honour sat down with us virtually to reflect on the highlights and challenges over the past five years, the road ahead for herself, and to share a few words of wisdom for citizens and entrepreneurs.

Our interview


Equalization 101

The cheat sheet on why equalization exists, how it works, and what it has meant for Alberta.

Take a look
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