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February 22 2022

Economic recovery must be priority as Alberta Legislature resumes

Calgary, February 22, 2022 – As the Alberta Legislature resumes sitting this afternoon, the business community is eagerly looking to the provincial government to outline a path towards a strong, sustainable, and inclusive economic recovery.

“After enduring two full years of economic headwinds and severe uncertainty, businesses are relying on government to re-establish certainty and introduce policies that help them accelerate their recovery,” says Deborah Yedlin, President and CEO of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce. “From inflation and labour shortages, to shaken consumer confidence and restrictions, this is a critical moment for government to invest in our economic strength – both in the immediate and longer-term.”

On behalf of the Calgary business community, we urge the Government of Alberta to focus on the following priorities during the coming session:

“We look forward to working collaboratively with the Government of Alberta to ensure the perspectives of the Calgary business community are well-represented in policy decisions that impact our economic recovery,” says Yedlin. “With business, government, and community rowing in the same direction, Calgary is positioned to lead economic growth and job creation, creating opportunities for everyone to get ahead.”

ABOUT THE CALGARY CHAMBER 

The Calgary Chamber is an independent non-profit, non-partisan business organization. For 131 years the Chamber has worked to be the convenor and catalyst for a vibrant, inclusive, and prosperous business community, for the benefit of all Calgarians.

For media inquiries, please contact Ruhee Ismail-Teja, Director of Policy and Communications at media@calgarychamber.com.