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2017

  • Private Retail for Cannabis is Win-Win-Win for AB. - November 16, 2017 The Edmonton Chamber of Commerce supports the Province of Alberta’s plan to adopt a private retail model for selling cannabis. This is the model the Chamber urged government to adopt, based on Alberta’s successful liquor system, which is overseen by the A... more

  • Private Retail Cannabis Will Help Alberta Succeed - November 9, 2017 With legalization fast approaching, the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce is urging the Province of Alberta to adopt a private retail model for selling cannabis. A model based on Alberta’s successful liquor system, which is overseen by the Alberta Gaming and Li... more

  • Chamber Calls on Bus. to Join Tax Changes Protest - Edmonton Chamber Calls On Local Businesses To Join National Protest On Tax Changes September 20, 2017 The Edmonton Chamber of Commerce is urging the business community to speak up and share their perspectives on the federal government’s tax proposals. “The message fro... more

  • Edmonton Chamber Encourages Action on NAFTA - September 7, 2017 The Edmonton Chamber of Commerce has contacted over 90 U.S. Chambers of Commerce to highlight the importance and benefits of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to our two countries. The Chamber is encouraging its members to take action and str... more

  • Labour Changes Too Rushed to Be Fair to Business - Labour Law Changes Too Rushed to Be Fair or Friendly to Business May 25, 2017 Alberta has enjoyed relative labour stability in recent decades, which has been a key contributor to the province’s economic prosperity. However, the provincial government’s rushed and limited re... more

  • Cannabis Legalization Should Include Focus on Work - EDMONTON CANADA - Today, the federal government tabled two bills that will legalize recreational cannabis by July 2018. The Edmonton Chamber is continuing its call for lawmakers to pay close attention to the workplace safety issues that will arise with legalization. The feder... more

  • Edmonton Chamber Celebrates Canadian Free Trade - EDMONTON, CANADA - Edmonton Chamber Celebrates Canadian Free Trade Agreement.  The Edmonton Chamber of Commerce is pleased with the announcement on April 7 of the Canadian Free Trade Agreement, which will govern interprovincial trade when it takes effect on July 1, 2017.... more

  • Ready or Not: Legal Cannabis Brings Opportunities - EDMONTON CANADA - With the federal government poised to introduce legislation legalizing recreational cannabis as soon as this week, the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce is urging lawmakers to seek balance between the significant economic opportunities the newly legalized industry... more

  • Budget 2017: Room to Innovate on Reducing Deficit - EDMONTON, CANADA - The Edmonton Chamber of Commerce was pleased to see the federal government’s focus on innovation, training, and infrastructure, in the budget released on March 22, but urges government to come up with a plan to return Canada’s finances back to balance. Th... more

  • Budget 2017: Time to Go Back to the Kitchen - EDMONTON, CANADA - Today, the Alberta government tabled its 2017 provincial budget, projecting a massive deficit for the third year in a row. The Edmonton Chamber of Commerce urges government to bring all stakeholders together to the same table—from business, government, an... more