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2019 Provincial Issue Note
| Topics: Multi-Topic Publications

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 Halifax Chamber has chosen to ask the government various questions that reflect the issues that are important to our members. They range from departmental spending to preventative health care to immigration. We provide additional background in the attachment, but the questions asked in the document are provided below:

• Does the provincial government allot departmental funding based on the amount that was used in the year prior?
• What are the specific cost saving projects in place by departments to reduce their budgets each year?
• Does the provincial government evaluate their salaries and benefits packages against the private sector?
• Will the province provide ability to pay legislation to municipalities?
• What types of preventative programs are supported by the Department of Health and Wellness currently?
• What initiatives is the department pursuing to bring new thinking to healthcare? For instance, the new Hospice provides beds for a significantly reduced cost versus hospitals. Will there be any provincial investment in capital for these facilities?
• What are the savings, whether in time or money, has the government achieved from these prorams and will budgets be reduced by these savings?
• What countries and/or regions is the Nova Scotia government currently exporting/importing to and what countries and/or regions are being actively investigated?
• What is the number one reason Immigrants do not choose to remain in Nova Scotia/Halifax?
• How often is the Department of Business in contact with Nova Scotian SMEs to discuss what skills and training will be needed in our workforce?

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2019 Provincial Issue Note- Response from Premier McNeil
| Topics: Multi-Topic Publications

The Chamber recently submitted our 2019 Provincial Issue Note to the Province wherein we asked relevant and timely questions that focused on the growth of our region and the business community. We are pleased that we have received a letter of response from Premier McNeil.


If you have any questions comments, please email our policy analyst, Kathleen MacEachern, at kathleen@halifaxchamber.com

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

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2019-2020 Municipal Pre Budget Submission
| Topics: Budget Issues

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2019-2020 Provincial Budget Response
| Topics: Budget Issues

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2019-2020 Provincial Pre Budget Submission: Premier Response
| Topics: Budget Issues

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

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2020-2021 Provincial Pre-Budget Submission
| Topics: Budget Issues

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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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A Pioneering Spirit is a Requirement on the Road to Hopenhagen
| Topics: Energy and the Environment

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A Question and Answer session with Nova Scotia Finance Minister Neil LeBlanc
| Topics: Budget Issues

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A Study in Carbon Pricing - Halifax Chamber of Commerce
| Topics: Energy and the Environment

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A Survey of the Indexes - How Does Halifax Measure Up
| Topics: Multi-Topic Publications

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Air Access to Halifax Summer Update 2008
| Topics: Transportation and Trade

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Annual Update to the HRM
| Topics: Multi-Topic Publications

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At Issue - Report on Population Crisis
| Topics: Multi-Topic Publications

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Better Burnside Bus Service
| Topics: Transportation and Trade

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Briefing Note - Corpus Sanchez Report
| Topics: Health and Education

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Briefing Note- Corpus Sanchez Report
| Topics: Health and Education

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Building Our Future - Economic Forecast
| Topics: Multi-Topic Publications

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