• Letters & Submissions

  • October, 2017

    A letter was sent to the following key members of the Cabinet and the Atlantic Liberal Caucus expressing the Atlantic Chambers concerns regarding the proposed tax reforms for CCPCs.

    Bernadette Jordan, MP

    Honourable Dominique LeBlanc

    Honourable Lawrence MacAulay

    Honourable Scott Brison

    Honourable Seamus O’Regan

    Honourable Wayne Easter


    Read Letter

    August 31, 2017

    Petition to MP's

    On July 18 the federal government initiated a 72-day consultation on proposed changes to the taxation of privately-held corporations. Owners of small- and medium-sized businesses should be gravely concerned by the proposed changes since rather than simply close “loopholes exploited by the wealthy,” these changes will materially affect the financial status of all small business owners in Atlantic Canada.


    September 2017

    The following letter was sent to Premier Gallant asking him to join the call of business in New Brunswick and Atlantic Canada to simply extend the tax consultation deadline and to engage in meaningful dialogue that will result in reasoned approach to achieving tax fairness. 

    Letter to Premier Gallant

    Response from the Honourable Cathy Rogers



    February 15, 2017

    Letter to NB Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour, and Minister of Social Development - February Holiday

    On February 15 the NB government announced it would consider establishing a statutory holiday in February.  The ACC polled its members and received mixed responses.  Based on the input provided by our members, ACC submitted a letter encouraging the government to conduct meaningful consultation and analysis before imposing a new cost on business in New Brunswick

    Le 15 février, le gouvernement du Nouveau-Brunswick a annoncé qu'il envisagerait établir un jour férié statutaire en février. La CCA a sondé ses membres et a reçu un résultat peu concluant. Basé sur les opinions exprimées par nos membres, ACC a soumis une lettre encourageant le gouvernement à mener une consultation et analyse significative avant d’imposer un nouveau coût sur les entreprises au Nouveau- Brunswick.

    Letter to Minister - February Holiday

    Response from the Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour

  • November 4, 2016

    Letter to Premier Gallant encouraging NB government to create favourable economic environment

    As provincial governments undertake a process of budget preparation, the ACC sent a letter to the NB Premier and his Cabinet encouraging them to adopt policies that may be unpopular, but which will reduce program spending and improve the environment for business to prosper, invest and create jobs.

    Letter to the Premier

    Response to ACC letter from Hon. Cathy Rogers


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  • May 1, 2017

    Letter to Nova Scotia Party Leaders

    On May 1,  the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce submitted a letter to NS party leaders asking  for their position on government’s role in supporting economic growth to create an environment that allows businesses to compete and grow.

    Letter to NS Party Leaders

    • The Honourable Stephen McNeil, Leader Liberal Party of Nova Scotia    Response
    • Jamie Baillie, Leader, Progressive Conservation Party of Nova Scotia     Response
    • Gary Burrill, Leader, New Democratic Party of Nova Scotia                       Response
    • Thomas Trappenberg, Leader, Green Party of Nova Scotia
    • Jonathon Dean, Leader, Atlantica Party                                                        Response
  •  January 16, 2017

    Nova Scotia Pre- Budget Submission

    Submitted to the Honourable Randy Delorey

    Minister of Finance

    In January, the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce sent the Honourable Randy Delorey,  Minister of Finance a pre-budget submission which outlined our recommendations for actions that we felt will lead to increase equity and prosperity for all Nova Scotians.

    Submission to the Minister

  • November 14, 2016

    Letter to Premier MacNeil supporting efforts to reduce Red Tape

    Following release of study describing the enormous cost of unnecessary regulatory barriers to trade in Atlantic Canada, the ACC sent a letter to the NS Premier and selected Ministers expressing support for the government’s efforts to reduce the cost of business compliance by streamlining processes and harmonizing systems between departments and provinces and encouraging the government to maintain its commitment to this important initiative.

    Letter to the NS Premier


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  • April 20, 2017

    Letter to PE Minister of Finance - Budget Response

    The Atlantic Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to the PE Minister of Finance congratulating him on tabling a balanced budget on April 7, 2017.  The Atlantic Chamber has consistently urged governments to limit program spending to levels in line with revenue forecasts and ensure borrowing is limited to initiatives that demonstrate long-term positive impact on trade and economic growth.

    Letter to the Minister


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  • April 13, 2017

    Letter to NL Minister of Finance - Budget Response

    The Atlantic Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to the NL Minister of Finance conveying its support for the focus of the provincial budget tabled on April 6, and encouraged the government to incorporated key recommendations of Atlantic Chamber's  pre-budget submission into the province’s plan to reverse the disastrous effects of excessive government spending and declining revenues.

    Letter to the Minister