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Wednesday, September 04, 2019
With Saskatchewan facing increased competition in international markets,  along with the challenges associated with an ever-changing political landscape, both the province and the federal government must refocus their efforts on creating an investment climate that promotes business competitiveness. In response to these challenges, the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce has released its latest ...read more
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Thursday, July 18, 2019
Saskatchewan Businesses Encouraged to Apply for Energy Efficiency Rebate Program   The federal government has launched the SME Project Stream which will direct income generated from the federal carbon tax to a rebate program aimed at assisting small and medium-sized businesses in reducing energy use, saving money and/or reducing GHG emissions. The program will provide a rebate of up to 25% for ...read more
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Thursday, May 30, 2019
The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce is pleased that the Government of Canada has announced a rebate program that will direct $30 million of Federal Carbon Tax Revenues to Saskatchewan businesses for energy efficiency improvements through the new Climate Action Incentive Fund (CAIF). Notwithstanding its members’ opposition to a carbon tax, the Chamber acknowledges that the tax is a reality and ...read more
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Monday, April 08, 2019
As a result of a briefing by the Yorkton Chamber of Commerce, the Saskatchewan Chamber sent a letter to Hon. Marie-Claude Bibeau, Federal Minister of Agriculture & Agri-Food; to Hon. Chrystia Freeland, Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs; and to Hon. David Marit, Saskatchewan’s Minister of Agriculture  urging the two governments to find a solution to the canola situation in China quickly.  ...read more
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Wednesday, February 20, 2019
[Regina] – February 20, 2019 – According to the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce, the very fabric of our country is being threatened by the devastating impact of low crude oil prices, our inability to get energy resources to global markets, and the increasing tensions between Canadians who live in resource-producing regions and other parts of Canada. “Saskatchewan’s high standard of living is ...read more
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Tuesday, February 19, 2019
[Regina] – February 19, 2019 – The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce has concerns that the very fabric of our country is being threatened by the devastating impact of low crude oil prices, our inability to get energy resources to global markets, and the increasing tensions between Canadians who live in resource-producing regions and other parts of Canada. “Saskatchewan’s high standard of living is ...read more
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Thursday, November 22, 2018
Announcements in federal government’s 2018 fall fiscal update applauded by the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce.  The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce is encouraged by numerous announcements contained in Minister Morneau’s fall fiscal update that was delivered yesterday. A renewed effort to eliminate interprovincial barriers to trade, various actions to reduce regulatory burdens, and businesses ...read more
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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce is disappointed that the federal government is moving forward with the imposition of a carbon tax on the province. “Businesses do not in any way benefit from new taxes and it is often difficult to pass new costs on to their customers,” said CEO Steve McLellan.   The position of the Saskatchewan Chamber has been clear and consistent in that the solution to ...read more
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Monday, October 01, 2018
After months of often rancorous negotiations, an updated North American free trade agreement is one step closer to reality.     The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, was agreed upon in principle by representatives from all three countries on September 30, 2018. This tentative deal will go a long way in providing the much-need certainty that businesses require in order to properly ...read more
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