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The Chamber's quarterly policy newsletter

From the CEO's desk

To our community:

Our purpose at the Calgary Chamber is nourish, power, and inspire our business community by providing growth opportunities and advocating for government policies that enable your success. This tumultuous year has brought our purpose and the importance of this work into even sharper focus.

In this edition of Influence, we close out 2020 by looking back at key milestone moments within the business community, explore the latest developments in public policy discourse, and share recent survey results on how businesses are faring through the COVID-19 pandemic.

On behalf of the Calgary Chamber team, thank you for putting your trust in us this year, and know that we will remain focused on supporting you and advocating on your behalf through the challenges that lay ahead.

Yours sincerely,

Murray Sigler

Interim CEO, Calgary Chamber

December 2020

In this issue

Year-end letter

2020 Year in Review

Interim CEO, Murray Sigler, reflects on the past year and what's ahead for Calgary's business community in 2021.

5 minute read

Maryscott Greenwood

What the U.S. election 2020 means for Calgary and for Alberta

We sat down (virtually) with Maryscott Greenwood, CEO of the Canadian-American Business Council, to discuss the recent US election and the challenges and opportunities for our business community.

7 minute read

Dive Deeper

Childcare in Alberta during and after COVID-19: An economic necessity

Dive deeper into the economic benefits of childcare, how the system looks in Alberta today, and the opportunity we have to make improvements that benefit of our families, our children, and our economy.

6 minute read


Business community survey results

We surveyed Calgary businesses to learn more about their experience with COVID-19 and the various support programs that are available. Here are our key findings.

1 minute read

Dive Deeper

How COVID-19 accelerated the future of work

Regardless of how long the COVID-19 pandemic lasts, it’s clear that the nature of work for many has and will continue to change. We dive deeper into some long-term trends that are changing how we work.

7 minute read

Policy 101

Hydrogen: Alberta's next big opportunity?

By 2050, 27 per cent of Canada’s energy demand could be met by blue hydrogen. For Alberta to remain Canada’s energy superpower, that’s an opportunity we cannot afford to miss. Learn more about what’s at stake.

4 minute read

Policy 101

The Clean Fuel Standard: another way of taxing emissions?

The nuts, bolts, and challenges of this new federal policy which will impact the energy industry and Canada’s emissions reduction efforts.

7 minute read
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