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2018 Provincial Issue Note
| Topics: Multi-Topic Publications

The Halifax Chamber of Commerce is a business focused organization that represents over 1,600 members and over 65,000 employees in the Greater Halifax Area. Halifax represents 56% of the GDP for Nova Scotia and 45% of the population. In our new 2019-2023 Strategic Plan we are striving to create value and prosperity for our members. We will provide services our businesses need, and we will continue to advocate for the conditions in the economy that enhance their prosperity. Please find attached our 2019-2023 Strategic Plan visual for your consideration.

Each year, the Halifax Chamber of Commerce submits a note to the Province, detailing the issues that affect our members, our concerns for the upcoming year and the current and past projects that are beneficial to the growth of the Province. This year, the issues we are presenting range from entrepreneurship training to export development to the reduction of the regulatory burden facing businesses daily. Our task forces, “Fostering Private Sector Growth” and “Access to a Skilled Workforce”, will focus on the following goals.

• Optimizing the Impacts of Government
• Creating a Frictionless Business Environment
• Reducing the tax burden
• Promoting Immigration
• Supporting Export Development
• Student Retention
• Entrepreneurship Training
• Promote the Growth of Halifax as a major city.

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2018 Municipal Issue Note
| Topics: Multi-Topic Publications

The Halifax Chamber of Commerce is a business focused organization that represents over 1,600 members and over 65,000 employees in the Greater Halifax Area. Halifax represents 56% of the GDP for Nova Scotia and 45% of the population. In our new 2019-2023 Strategic Plan we are striving to create value and prosperity for our members. We will provide services our businesses need, and we will continue to advocate for the conditions in the economy that enhance their prosperity. Please find attached our 2019-2023 Strategic Plan visual for your consideration.

Each year, the Halifax Chamber of Commerce submits a note to the City, detailing the issues that affect our members, our concerns for the upcoming year and the current and past projects that are beneficial to the growth of the city. This year, the issues we are presenting range from entrepreneurship training to export development to the reduction of the regulatory burden facing businesses daily. Our task forces, “Fostering Private Sector Growth” chaired by Paul Bent and “Access to a Skilled Workforce” chaired by Don Bureaux, will focus on the following goals.

• Optimizing the Impacts of Government
• Creating a Frictionless Business Environment
• Supporting Export Development
• Reducing the tax burden
• Promoting Immigration
• Student Retention
• Entrepreneurship Training
• Promote the Growth of Halifax as a major city.

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Federal Standing Committee on Finance
| Topics: Budget Issues

The Halifax Chamber of Commerce recently submitted a document to the Federal Standing Committee on Finance outlining our recommendations for the 2019 budget.

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Nova Scotia Electoral Boundary Commission- Patrick's Speaking Notes
| Topics: Multi-Topic Publications

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Cannabis Legalization Information Sheet
| Topics: Health and Education

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CGCC- CATSA Plus - EIA HSIA

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Canada Day Holiday
| Topics: Multi-Topic Publications

Updates to regulations make it clear when stores will be required to close and when workers are eligible to receive holiday pay for Canada Day.

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Confidence in Canada: Open Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau
| Topics: Multi-Topic Publications

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2018-2019 Municipal Budget Response

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Municipal Pre-Budget Submission- 2018/2019
| Topics: Budget Issues

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Nova Scotia Provincial Pre-Budget Submission 2018/2019
| Topics: Budget Issues

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Senate Committee on National Finance-Halifax Chamber of Commerce Submission

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2017 Municipal Issue Note

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Standing Committee on Finance-Submission

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Chamber’s formal response to proposed Federal tax changes to small business
| Topics: Taxation and Regulation

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Social Media Policy for the Win-Win- A Little More Information
| Topics: Multi-Topic Publications

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MLA Example Letter
| Topics: Multi-Topic Publications

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The Cost of Doing the Right Thing
| Topics: Health and Education

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Municipal Pre-Budget Submission 2017/2018
| Topics: Budget Issues

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Business Navigation Overview
| Topics: Taxation and Regulation

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