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Are You a Woman in Business? Consider Bidding on Federal Government Contracts!

February 27, 2019

Are you a woman from the Prairies or the North who owns or runs a business? Have you considered the Government of Canada (GOC) as a potential customer? The GOC purchases over $20 billion of goods and services each year, ranging from catering services to automotive fleets. Unfortunately, women owned and led businesses are currently under-represented among government suppliers.…

Canadian Agriculture Strategic Priorities Program Announced

February 27, 2019

On February 12 while celebrating Canada’s Agriculture Day with farmers, ranchers, food processors, industry leaders and youth in Ottawa, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay announced the new Canadian Agricultural Strategic Priorities Program (CASPP), an investment of $50.3 million over five years. Funding available through this program will help facilitate the sector’s ability to address emerging…

Mental Health Makes Good Business Sense. Invest in Your Workplace!

February 26, 2019

In an effort to get a better understanding of the challenges faced by entrepreneurs, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is conducting the first nationwide research on entrepreneurs’ mental well-being, supported by BDC. This study aims to identify challenges, facilitators and barriers to well-being and to understand commonalities among business owners. Please take a few…

Look for your Property Assessment in your Mailbox

February 26, 2019

Property owners can expect to see their assessment in the coming days. Assessment values provide the basis for property tax allocation. The tax revenue requirement was outlined in the 2019 budget approved by Council on December 17, 208. Although changes in the assessment roll may lead to a redistribution of the tax burden, total tax…

New Member: Desert Blume Estates

February 25, 2019

Desert Blume Estates is a community destined to establish a new standard of excellence in home and lifestyle satisfaction. We’ve combined community living with country club elegance to create the Desert Blume Estates community. An eighteen hole golf course of uncompromising standards features xeriscaping, a water-conservative approach to landscaping, that is in perfect harmony with the…

New Member: Harder Surfaces Eco Rubber Paving

February 22, 2019

Instantly revitalize the look of your property with 100% recycled rubber, slip resistant and impact absorbing rubber paving. Harder Surfaces uses eco rubber paving which is recycled rubber which can be applied over virtually any surface including asphalt, concrete, tile, pavers, and even a torch on membrane. Our rubber paving company offers the ability to you to eliminate…

Province Announces Tech Agreement With Mexican State

February 21, 2019

The Alberta government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Nuevo Leon to explore opportunities to promote innovation. The agreement is focused on the areas of information and communication technologies, life sciences, environmental technologies and clean energy. Alberta is the first Canadian province with this type of MOU with the Mexican State. Source:

Are You Tired of Our Antiquated Tax System?

February 21, 2019

Now is the time for Canada to be laser focused in its tax competitiveness. The last time Canada undertook a comprehensive review of its tax system, humankind had yet to set foot on the moon. In the five decades since, repeated cutting and pasting has left Canadian taxation uncompetitive, cumbersome and inefficient. The consensus of…

Free Subscription to Canadian SME Magazine

February 21, 2019

Take advantage of Canadian SME Magazine’s offer to chambers of commerce of a free 1 year online subscription. This month’s edition includes several interviews from women in leadership roles. To access this exclusive offer to members click here. Source:

Concerned About Your Drug Coverage? Perhaps You Should Be.

February 21, 2019

There is no rhyme or reason to throwing out an entire system that is working for most Canadians for a costly alternative. Any national program must be designed in a way that is fiscally sustainable, ensures continued access to innovative medicines, and does not crowd out the comprehensive coverage options that most Canadians already enjoy.…


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