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Corporate Tax Rate Reduced

Corporate Tax Rate Reduced Effective January 1, 2020 the corporate tax rate was reduced from 11 per cent to 10 percent. Alberta’s general corporate income tax rate is the lowest in Canada. Alberta’s combined federal-provincial tax rate will be lower than that of 44 U.S. states when it reaches 8 per cent on January 1,…

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Business Beat: Next Generation Economic Development

Business Beat: Next Generation Economic Development Economic development has greatly evolved over the past several decades. This evolution has occurred in relation to who has held the responsibility for its practice and as well for the approaches that have been used in its application. Economic development was once largely the responsibility of federal and provincial…

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New Free Resource: HelpSeeker

New Free Resource: HelpSeeker If you are a frontline worker in our health, justice, education or social sectors, a new free resource is now available in Medicine Hat. Community partners Thrive Medicine Hat and Medicine Hat Community Housing Society have been working on a local systems mapping project with HelpSeeker. Often people struggle to find…

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Renewable Fuels Standard Regulation Extended

Renewable Fuels Standard Regulation Extended Biofuels are produced from a variety of agricultural, forestry or waste feedstocks and blended into commercial petroleum-based gasoline and diesel to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The provincial government announced it will extend the Renewable Fuels Standard Regulation (RFS) to 2022. Part of the regulation extension includes aligning Alberta’s blend rates…

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New Rules for Workplace Health and Safety

New Rules for Workplace Health and Safety Requirements and training for workplace health and safety committees (HSC) and representatives (HS representative). Rather than being committees or representatives required at each worksite, HSC and HS representatives will be required for each employer regardless of how many sites the employer operates. Also, while government-approved training is still…

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Business Leaders Sound Alarm over the Future of WTO

Business Leaders Sound Alarm over the Future of WTO A group of Canadian business organizations urged the federal government to redouble its efforts to reform the World Trade Organization (WTO) in the face of U.S. moves to shut down a key component of its dispute-settlement system. The WTO plays a critical role in protecting rules-based…

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Cannabis Regulations Need Alignment with Market Reality

Cannabis Regulations Need Alignment with Market Reality Over a year after recreational cannabis for adult use became legal in Canada, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s National Cannabis Working Group is calling on all levels of government to work with industry to evaluate and update their cannabis legal and regulatory frameworks to ensure Canada realizes the…

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12 Days of Policy Wins

12 Days of Policy Wins The Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the entire chamber network works hard all year to ensure that business concerns are heard at all levels of government. In a yearly tradition, the Canadian Chamber looks back at the year and celebrates 12 Days of Policy Wins of 2019. On the first…

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Funding Available for Cultural Awareness and Inclusion Initiatives

Funding Available for Cultural Awareness and Inclusion Initiatives The Government of Alberta is accepting applications for a new grant program designed to build greater cultural awareness and more inclusive communities. The Multiculturalism, Indigenous and Inclusion Grant revitalizes the Anti-Racism Community Grant to support a broader range of projects. Projects will focus on promoting cross-cultural understanding,…

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