• Provincial

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  • 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.
    Pre-Budget Submission

    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

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  • Minimum Wage

    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.

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  • 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

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  • Climate Change

    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.

  • 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.

    Learn more click here