Policy Library

Browse through our Policy Library to learn how our work affects business in Nova Scotia.

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Halifax Chamber's Response to the Elimination and Restructuring of NS Crown Corporations
| Topics: Bulletin

Patrick Sullivan, President & CEO of the Chamber, recently submitted a response piece to AllNS, detailing the Chamber's views on the elimination and restructuring of NS Crown Corps.

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Chamber Policy Bulletin-June 2022
| Topics: Bulletin

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Halifax Chamber's Response to Nova Scotia's Provincial 2022-2023 Budget
| Topics: Budget Issues

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HRM Permitting, Planning, Licensing & Enforcement
| Topics: Information for members

From: Halifax Regional Municipality

HRM Planning & Development and the PPL&C team are happy to announce that HRM is almost ready to go live with Release 2 (R2) of the Permit, Planning, Licensing & Compliance (PPL&C) online system. Please see the attached memo which outlines our implementation date and how we will be supporting your members.

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2022-2023 Municipal Pre-Budget Submission
| Topics: Budget Issues

The 2022-2023 Municipal Pre-Budget Submission highlights the top priorities of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce’s membership of over 1,800 businesses which employ over 65,000 people. Our recommendations are based on many conversations with our members over the past year and work on balancing the needs of the Halifax business community with that of the province.  

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INFORMATION: Drive-Thru Litter Receptacles
| Topics: Information for members

From the Halifax Regional Municipality: We are quickly approaching April 1, 2022, when all quick service restaurants with drive-thru services in Halifax Regional Municipality will be required to have a litter receptacle within their drive-thru. This is in accordance with the updates to Solid Waste Resource By-Law S-600 put into legislation in April 2021.

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2022-2023 Provincial Pre-Budget Submission
| Topics: Budget Issues

For your information and interest, please find attached the Halifax Chamber of Commerce’s 2022-2023 Provincial Pre-Budget submission. The submission outlines our member's concerns and policy goals for the new budget.  This submission also highlights the top priorities of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce’s membership. Our recommendations are based on many conversations with our members over the past year and work on balancing the needs of the Halifax business community with that of the province.

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Chamber's Presentation to the Provincial Housing Committee
| Topics: Affordable Housing

The Chamber presented our discussion and recommendations to the Provincial Housing Committee.

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Letter to Minister Corkum-Greek
| Topics: COVID-19

Feedback from the NEBLEC Group and members to Minister Corkum-Greek on COVID-19 Recovery, suggestions for support and funding, and recommendations for a recovery plan for our business community.

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Legal Info Nova Scotia: Workplace Sexual Harassment

The Legal Information Society of NS believes that by bringing the right people together, Nova Scotians who have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace can receive support to make the informed decisions on which course of action is in their best interest. Nova Scotia is one of the few provinces to not include sexual harassment in occupational health and safety legislation but the need for employees to feel secure and respected while on the job is paramount. LISNS wants to optimize on the opportunity of making these resources available and known to all workplaces in our province. If you would like to learn more about these resources, please contact Makayla Jodrey, the Public Relations Coordinator at the Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia at, 902-452-9568.

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NOVA SCOTIA BUSINESS AND LABOUR ECONOMIC COALITION Tactical Recovery Plan
| Topics: COVID-19

This plan aims to build on that forward momentum. It isn't the plan to end all plans. It doesn't replace good work already happening. It is a collection of initiatives harvested from people and businesses across the NSBLEC table, across public and private sectors, and across the province. It's meant to stimulate, amplify, support, and inspire action that helps us build back better.

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COVID-19 Travel Tool Kit
| Topics: COVID-19

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Letter to Premier Rankin
| Topics: COVID-19

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Letter to Minister Freeland
| Topics: COVID-19

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PRESS RELEASE: GREATER MONCTON, HALIFAX CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE CALL FOR RESOLUTION OF COVID-19 BORDER ISSUE
| Topics: COVID-19

Chambers of Commerce in Greater Moncton and Halifax are calling on the premiers of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia to work together to resolve differences in public health guidelines which are preventing restoration of a full Atlantic Bubble.

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Reopening Safely with COVID-19 in Nova Scotia
| Topics: COVID-19

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2021-2022 HRM Budget Response
| Topics: Budget Issues

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2021 Task Force Member Spotlight
| Topics: Strategic Plan

The Chamber is pleased to be spotlighting our Task Force members in our policy bulletins over the next few months. We’re hoping this gives you a better insight to the groups that are working diligently to bring you webinar ideas, recommendations to government and asking the relevant an up-to-date questions to important stakeholders.

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Halifax Chamber 2021 Federal Budget Response
| Topics: Budget Issues

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NSCC- Place 4 Students
| Topics: Post-Secondary Education

From NSCC:
Place 4 Students is an online platform where property owners can list their vacancies for free. When students find suitable housing, they excel academically and thrive professionally. In return, they contribute to the growth of their communities. Local property owners and businesses alike benefit when students find not only a great place to study, but a community that supports them to stay long after their education is completed.

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