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Details lacking on Alberta Investor Tax Credit

Details still needed on Alberta Investor Tax Credit

Thanks to months of Chamber advocacy the Alberta Government announced the Alberta Investor Tax Credit (AITC) in this year's provincial budget. However, there continues to be a lack of clarity around which industries will be eligible, what size of businesses can use it and how businesses will access it.

Your Calgary Chamber is happy to be a leading voice on this issue and will continue to work with the Alberta Government to make the AITC work for your business. 

Recently Minister of Economic Development and Trade Deron Bilous responded to Alberta Party Leader Greg Clark questions about the AITC and committed to continued engagement with business.


Internal barriers to trade: Fighting the hidden constraints that hinder business growth

On May 10, 2016, the Calgary Chamber spoke before the Senate Committee on Banking, Trade & Commerce on the subject of internal barriers to trade and the impact such restrictions have on Calgary’s economy.

"Of course, explicit tariffs do not exist as they are constitutionally prohibited, but a wide variety of regulatory restrictions on the free flow of goods, services, people and capital between provinces are currently in place and can have substantial effects on trade, and the economic value of that trade."

Helping your business at the 2016 Alberta Chambers of Commerce AGM

Helping your business at the 2016 Alberta Chambers of Commerce AGM

This past month, chambers from across Alberta met in Red Deer for the Alberta Chamber of Commerce’s Annual General Meeting and Policy Convention, where a number of resolutions were adopted that will help to shape the public discourse in the months and years ahead on policy issues that matter most to your business. Justin Smith, Director of Policy, Research and Government Relations recaps the policy highlights.

In the face of economic pressures, delegates at this year’s convention focused intently on developing and ratifying policy designed to protect your businesses from additional cost increases, and that will help ensure that the competitiveness of our province for business is an essential critical lens through which we evaluate future policy changes. 


Get involved with Chamber policy

This year has been an exciting time for the Chamber, presenting us with many opportunities to take a leadership role on some of the most important public policy topics affecting Calgary’s business community.

It is the hard work and valuable contributions of our policy committee volunteers that allow us to be so effective. This event is an opportunity for you to meet current committee members, as well as representatives of the Chamber’s Board of Directors and department staff.

If you've ever wanted to get involved in the Chamber's policy work, this is a great chance to see what it's all about.

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
600, 237 8th Avenue SE