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Five things to get right in this Provincial Budget

Provincial budgets are more than expense and revenue line items. They are also significant policy announcements and a window into the government’s overall strategy. With the 2019 budget, the Alberta government set out its policy course including four years of forward...
VIDEO: Canadian Energy: A New Vision Emerging

VIDEO: Canadian Energy: A New Vision Emerging

In October, one of the Business Council of Alberta’s founding members and Board Vice-Chair, Mac Van Wielingen, presented a new and bold vision for the energy industry going forward to delegates at the Economic of Canada’s event, Canadian Energy: A New Vision Emerging....

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Think that the business of business is business? Think again.

Think that the business of business is business? Think again.

Few ideas in our society are more dated or myopic than “the business of business is business.” The famous quote from the otherwise brilliant Milton Friedman has seen its time in the spotlight, but sentiment is evolving to be broader. Like many things left from the...

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Letter to the Prime Minister

Letter to the Prime Minister

The Business Council of Alberta is committed to building a strong Alberta within a vibrant and dynamic Canada. To that end, we sent a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to share three opportunities to work with the federal government to support the advancement of...

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