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Advocacy

The Calgary Chamber takes on complex municipal, provincial, and national issues that impact the business community.

Where your voice is heard

Municipal

We work to ensure that families and businesses can thrive in Calgary, now and in the future, by having a voice on municipal policies.

Provincial

We advocate for policies that provide certainty for business and support growth, resiliency, and a high quality of life for Albertans.

Federal

We put forward ideas from our business community that help advance Canada’s global position as competitive, innovative, and responsible.

Current initiatives

From Challenge to Change

On September 20th, Canadians will choose the way forward for Canada. From Challenge to Change is a guide to the issues and policies businesses believe are important for Canadians including economic recovery, attracting talent, protecting the environment, reviewing our tax system and facilitating trade and market access.

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Pathways to Potential

In October, Calgarians will determine what kind of city we want to be. This election, we can realize our potential as vibrant, inclusive & prosperous. Our priorities: investing in talent, rebalancing property tax, revitalizing downtown, advancing inclusion, and making #yyc a great place to do business.

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COVID-19: Stability and resiliency

We are calling on policymakers to implement a series of short, medium, and long-term outcomes to keep Canadians safe and ensure resiliency in our economy.

Our calls to action

Rebalancing the property tax

Calgary businesses have borne the brunt of an increasing tax burden that threatens their viability. Our property tax system needs long-term, structural change and the Chamber has ideas on how we get there.

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Our priorities

We believe that vibrant business leads to vibrant communities. We advance public policies to enable businesses to start, scale, and compete, which in turn enables our citizens to secure a high quality of life and build strong, resilient communities.

Enable business to grow and compete

We promote economic policies that encourage business growth and transformation, to make Canada the choice for investment.

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Close the talent and skills gap

Canada must ensure its workforce is ready for the future. We push policies to help close the gap between the current workforce and future needs.

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Expand market access and trade

Canada is a trading nation. We have what the world needs. We must remove interprovincial and international trade barriers that are holding us back.

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Solve climate change through innovation

Climate change is the most pressing issue of our time. We can address it through sustainable development and a national vision for all our natural resources.

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Quarterly policy newsletter

Every quarter, we dive deeper into the issues that are impacting our business community at the local, provincial, national, and even international level. Step beyond the headlines of the day and gain a deeper understanding.

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