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1998 Member Satisfaction Survey - Results
| Topics: Multi-Topic Publications

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1999 Municipal Budget Submission
| Topics: Budget Issues

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1999 Provincial Budget Submission
| Topics: Budget Issues

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2004 Federal Election - Questions from the Business Community
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2008 Federal Election Questionnaire
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2008 Federal Pre-Budget Submission
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2009 Municipal Issue Note
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2009 Provincial Election - Liberal Answers
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2009 Provincial Election - NDP Answers
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2009 Provincial Election - PC Answers
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2009 Provincial Issue Note
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2009-10 Municipal Pre-Budget Submission
| Topics: Budget Issues

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2009-10 Provincial Pre-Budget Submission
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2017 Municipal Issue Note

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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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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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2018-2019 Municipal Budget Response

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2019-2020 City budget - Chamber Concerns
| Topics: Taxation and Regulation

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2019-2020 Provincial Pre-Budget Submission
| Topics: Multi-Topic Publications

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A Call for a National Urban Strategy Targeted Toward Canada’s Largest Urban Centres
| Topics: Multi-Topic Publications

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