• Policy 2018

  • December 2018  

    The Atlantic Chamber of Commerce has joined forces with industry groups and associations from across Canada in Saving Canadian Jobsa digital campaign to mobilize individuals opposed to Bill C-69 in its current form. Join like-minded Canadians and take action by sending customizable emails to MPs and Senators about your concerns of this bill’s impact on the investment and jobs in the resource sector. 

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    November 2018  

    On November 14, 2108 the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to The Honourable Ginette Petitpas-Taylor, Minister of Health and to The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture expressing concerns regarding the Health Canada’s Front of Package Nutrition Labelling initiative.

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    August 2018  

    Letters to NB Provincial Election Candidates from We Choose Growth

    On August 20, 2018, the We Choose Growth group delivered letters to each of the NB Provincial election candidates outlining its recommendations for optimizing the five growth principles announced in March 2018.

    Premier Gallant     Blaine Higgs      Jennifer McKenzie     David Coon     Kris Austin     Gerald Bourque


    August 2018  

    Chambers Rally Business Community with Coalition to Keep Trade Free

    Now, more than ever before, we need a consistent, strong voice making the case for freer trade. The Canadian and Atlantic Chambers of Commerce are stepping up to rally the business community through the Coalition to Keep Trade Free, and we are inviting you to participate.



    July 2018     

    Letters to Provincial Premiers Outlining ACC’s Four Policy Pillars for Prosperity

    On July 13, 2018, the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce submitted letters to each of the Atlantic Province’s Premiers and key Ministers advising them of our intention as regional organization to promote the principles of our policy “Four Pillars for Prosperity” to governments, members, and the public.

    NB Letter       NL Letter       NS Letter       PE Letter


    June 2018    

    Provincial, Regional and Territorial Chambers Unite to Support the Government’s Actions on Tariffs and Trade

    In a letter sent to the Prime Minister, chamber of commerce representatives from across the country have stated that they stand with the Canadian government in its efforts to achieve a new North American Free Trade Agreement as well as to dismantle any trade barriers, despite the context of uncertainty created by the U.S. government’s actions.

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    March 2018     

    ACC Request for Equitable Competitive Environment for All Nova Scotia Businesses

    The Nova Scotia members of the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce sent the Premier and Minister of Municipal Affairs a letter which expressed the chambers’  objection to the piecemeal and negative approach proposed by the provincial government in granting economic development powers to a single municipal entity.

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    March 2018    

    Comprehensive Tax Review      

    The Canadian and Provincial Chambers delivered this letter to the Minister of Finance and Prime Minister today following the budget seeking a comprehensive tax review.

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    February 2018 

    ACC Federal Budget Insights               

    The following information is to provide insight into the 2018 federal budget helping to increase awareness for future discussions with members and government officials.

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    February 2018

    ‚ÄčACC Budget Letter to PE Minister of Finance     

    The Atlantic Chamber sent a letter to Minister MacDonald offering recommendations on several aspects of the province’s fiscal plan aconsultations concludes on the 2018-19 provincial budget. 

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    January 2018

    ACC Policy Position: Minimum Wage Legislation    

    ACC policy position and a letter were sent to the Atlantic Premiers and Ministers (Labour) expressing the Atlantic Chambers concerns regarding the increase to minimum wage.

    Minimum Wage Policy Position


  • Business Truth & Reconciliation Business Truth & Reconciliation

    The Atlantic Chamber of Commerce is taking proactive steps to promote reconciliation and respect for Indigenous rights within the corporate sector. In response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Call to Action 92, the Chamber urges its members to embrace the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as a guiding framework. This entails a commitment to meaningful consultation, fostering respectful relationships, and obtaining the free, prior, and informed consent of Indigenous peoples before embarking on economic projects. Moreover, the Chamber advocates for equitable access to employment, training, and educational opportunities for Indigenous communities, ensuring they reap sustainable benefits from economic development initiatives.


    Recognizing the importance of education, the Chamber encourages businesses to provide comprehensive training for management and staff on the history of Indigenous peoples, including the legacy of residential schools, Indigenous rights, and Aboriginal-Crown relations. Emphasizing intercultural competency, conflict resolution, and anti-racism, these efforts aim to foster a more inclusive and harmonious corporate environment rooted in mutual understanding and respect.

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