Three policy resolutions from the Red Deer and District Chamber of Commerce have been adopted by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. During its recent annual general meeting in Charlottetown, P.E.I, the national chamber considered four resolutions submitted by the Red Deer Chamber. It voted to adopt policies that called upon the federal government to support technology-driven innovation, to modify food safety regulations that create unnecessary barriers to interprovincial and international movement of agricultural products, and to institute an appeal process for labour market impact assessments that are required under the temporary foreign workers program.
The fourth policy, which sought to have asset management services exempted from the goods and services tax, was rejected.
A release issued by the Red Deer Chamber said it “paid special attention to the human resource policies, taking a strong stand advocating for solutions to the ongoing labour shortage affecting many businesses in our region.”
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce represents more than 450 chambers of commerce and boards of trade in Canada, and some 200,000 businesses.