News for Policy Update

Thursday, December 20, 2018
(Medicine Hat) The Medicine Hat & District Board of Directors held their last board meeting of 2018 on December 19th and finished the year with two new policies adopted and one completed.  The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce is committed to ensuring that businesses are treated equally and receive fair tax treatment. With the recent legalization of cannabis on October 17, 2018, both ...read more
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Thursday, December 20, 2018
(Medicine Hat) – The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce wrapped up 2018 with a number of policy successes with two recent achievements on a local level and one on a provincial level in December alone  The Chamber was pleased with the decision by council to continue the Off-Site Levy Municipal Development Subsidy at the City Council meeting held on December 3, 2018. This is an issue that ...read more
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Tuesday, November 27, 2018
(Medicine Hat) The Medicine Hat & District Board of Directors adopted the policy Predictable and Fair Market Value Assessments and co-sponsored a policy on Interprovincial Trade Barriers. Both policies align with our mandate to create a competitive business climate through efficient and transparent processes that allow businesses to grow by providing stability and reducing regulatory ...read more
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Monday, November 05, 2018
(Medicine Hat) – The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce, along with the Alberta Chambers of Commerce (ACC) is pleased to announce the launch of Vote Prosperity, a platform and campaign outlining the Alberta business community’s priorities for the upcoming 2019 provincial election. Vote Prosperity provides a series of proactive recommendations that all of Alberta’s political parties should ...read more
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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
(Medicine Hat) The Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce once again represented our business community at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s annual general (AGM) and convention, held September 22nd – 24th  in Thunder Bay, On.  The annual conference presented the opportunity for the local Chamber to hear about trends affecting chambers & member-based associations, challenges within the ...read more
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Monday, June 04, 2018
(Medicine Hat) Canada’s regulatory system is smothering business in Canada, thanks to a growing mix of complex, costly and overlapping rules from all levels of government. A new report by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and supported by the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce, Death by 130,000 Cuts: Improving Canada’s Regulatory Competitiveness, calls on governments to modernize their ...read more
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Saturday, May 26, 2018
 (Medicine Hat) –This weekend six representatives from the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce attended the Alberta Chambers of Commerce (ACC) Annual General Meeting and Policy Conference in Grande Prairie, taking with them four policy priorities. Higher Standards for Animal Welfare, Managing Impacts of Layered Legislation, Clarity Needed in Employment Standards Averaging Agreements and ...read more
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Monday, March 26, 2018
(Medicine Hat) The Chamber of Commerce approved three new policies and marked two as complete at the March 21st Board of Directors meeting. Two policies around the recent labour legislation were adopted including the ‘Clarity Needed in Employment Standards Averaging Agreements and Treatment of Statutory Holidays’ as well as ‘Managing Impacts of Layered Legislation’. Perry Deering, Chamber of ...read more
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