Advocacy

The Halifax Chamber strengthens your voice in front of all levels of government. We express your concerns to influence policy and increase economic prosperity in Halifax. We work with business associations and economic development organizations in the region to ensure a united business community. We believe when we work together, we make Halifax a better place to do business.

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Experiencing red tape issues? Have a concern about the City’s commercial taxes?

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Some of what we do

Tax Burden Reduction

Tax burden reduction

We champion the reduction of the tax burden for our members. Did you know Nova Scotia pays the highest personal and commercial taxes in Canada?

Frictionless Business Environment

Frictionless business environment

Reducing red tape and implementing common sense regulations will allow Halifax to become the best city in Canada to do business.

Optimize Size of Government

Optimize size of government

We believe we can lower taxes in Nova Scotia through government cost reduction and optimizing the size of government.

How we advocate on your behalf

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Non-partisan policy

The Halifax Chamber is non-partisan and committed to improving the business environment for our members.

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Business Community Partnerships

The Halifax business community is a supportive, inclusive environment. We recognize each other's strengths and gaps. We can take the lead or a supportive role in joint projects with other business advocacy organizations.

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Positive Government Relations (all three levels)

We work closely with government to ensure our members' voices are heard at the municipal, provincial and federal level.

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We listen to our Members

We want to hear from you on issues facing your business.

Advocacy in Business Voice

Business Voice magazine reaches a broad audience and allows us to communicate our advocacy efforts to our members. Keep an eye out for the 'Working for You' section, where our Policy Analyst researches issues affecting our members.

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Working for you

So what has happened in the past year or so? Our panel — a group of five experts with varying backgrounds — went through some our member’s questions, including the biggest one: What about the stigma?

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Trends

International students are an ideal way to grow our workforce: they are well-educated, they speak English or French, they have adapted to Canadian society and they are familiar with our culture.

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Questions or concerns?

If you would like to talk about issues in your workplace, or have any questions on policy, contact our Policy Analyst, Kathleen MacEachern.

Kathleen MacEachern

Kathleen MacEachern

Policy Analyst

(902) 481-1351

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