Letters & Submissions
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
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.
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.
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
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.
- 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.
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
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.
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.