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Calgary Herald: Government exploring flow-through shares for tech sector in absence of cancelled tax credits

After eliminating a suite of business tax credit programs in this fall’s provincial budget, the UCP government is now considering allowing startup technology companies to issue flow-through shares as way to help attract capital investment to the rapidly growing... read more

Lethbridge Herald: Local business leaders stress positive future for southern Alta.

Lethbridge business leaders aren’t crippled by the doom and gloom voiced in Calgary. That was one of the first things learned by organizers of a new Alberta business network. Instead, Adam Legge said, southern Albertans are looking to a positive future. “It was a very... read more

CBC News: Provincial budget cuts could take toll on Edmonton and public sector, critics say

The United Conservative government says its first provincial budget creates conditions to bring back jobs and grow Alberta’s economy but critics warn some of the spending cuts could undermine growth. ….. The province argues its strategy of attracting... read more

Business in Calgary Feature: The Business Council of Alberta

Given its name, one might reasonably assume the newly-formed Business Council of Alberta (BCA) has a singular focus on business: an organization made up of, advocating on behalf of, Alberta businesses. That assumption, however, would be wrong. For while BCA is... read more

Danielle Smith Show: New Chief Economist at the Business Council of Alberta

Danielle Smith, host of the Danielle Smith Show on Global News radio, interviews new Chief Economist at the Business Council of Alberta, Mike Holden. Listen Here read more

Varcoe: Alberta must take some tough medicine to balance its books, MacKinnon panel says

Like a gambler on a losing streak, Alberta has posted deficits in nine of the past 10 years and watched its financial position slide by almost $60 billion, while running the highest per-person spending of any provincial government in Canada. How on earth can an... read more
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