ACC Pre-Budget Submission to NB Finance Minister Rogers
In its submission to the Finance Minister, the ACC advised the provincial government recognize the need for immediate fundamental change in its approach to managing public finances and service delivery.
ACC responds to WorksafeNB assessment increase
October 16th : the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce wrote to Hon. Donald Arseneault, Minister of the New Brunswick Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour to express our concern with WorkSafe New Brunswick’s announcement this week that the average assessment rate for New Brunswick employers in 2017 will increase from $1.11 to $1.48 per $100 of payroll. This 33% increase will have an immediate and significant impact on New Brunswick’s employers and economy.
Read our letter here
NB Municipal Legislation Modernization
On June 29, 2016, ACC attended a consultation session with the Department of Environment and Local Government in Fredericton. The session was to explore the needs and recommendations for creating a new local governance system in NB. Click here to read ACC’s submission to the the department
Labour Market Transfer Agreements
On July 20, 2016, ACC participated in a roundtable consultation in Moncton, organized by the Atlantic Workforce Partnership, intended to inform Labour Market Ministers on whether training programs are well known to the business community and respond to various needs in the workforce.
ACC Responds to Choices to Move NB Forward through Coalition of Employers
The ACC and several of the NB chambers contributed to a letter to Premier Gallant encouraging his government to avoid increasing taxes that would negatively impact the province’s ability to attract investment and grow the economy. Click here to read more
The Atlantic Chamber of Commerce supports Premier McNeils's opposition to a proposal to raise the provincial minimum wage to $15 an hour. Given the province's financial woes and stagnant economy, now is not the right time to increase the minimum wage. Read our May 11 news release here.
ACC Pre-Budget Submission to NL Finance Minister Bennett
In its submission to the Finance Minister, the ACC advised the provincial adopt fiscal measures that will encourage economic diversification and communicate that the province is open to business and investment
2016 Pre-Budget Submission
On July 29, 2016, ACC responded to a solicitation by the PEI Department of Environment to comment on potential actions to reduce the level of greenhouse gas emissions in the province and combat climate change. The proposed Climate Change Mitigation Strategy, in addition the actions plans on energy and adaptation will guide government’s efforts to protect the environment against the negative impacts of pollution and maintain its status as a green province. To read the ACC submission on climate change mitigation click here.