Making life better requires a collaborative and pragmatic approach to policy.
The Council works with the provincial and federal governments to advocate for bold, productive and innovative policies, initiatives, and investments that will build social and economic prosperity in Alberta.
Our broad-based and pragmatic policy, backed up with unsurpassed government engagement and advocacy, has a strong track record of getting implemented and solving problems.
Explore our recent advocacy work below, including official letters and submissions, opinion pieces, and statements on government decisions and policies.
Not Your Grandparents Farm: How Technology is Advancing Agriculture in Alberta
Kim McConnell explores the evolution of technology and the opportunity to break down barriers and apply new tools to advance Alberta’s agriculture industry.
We can transform healthcare delivery in Alberta. Here are three steps to start.
Reg Joseph, CEO of Health Cities explores how Alberta can disrupt and transform healthcare delivery in Alberta and across the world.
Federal budget takes important steps on key areas for Alberta; policy pieces still need to land to unlock investment
The Business Council of Alberta welcomes Budget 2023’s signal towards implementing a productive growth agenda for Canada, among other objectives.
Alberta budget maps a pragmatic path in record-breaking economic times
Statement on Alberta’s Budget 2023 and a look at the coming years ahead.
The global race for hydrogen is on. Here’s how Alberta can win.
Edmonton Global CEO Malcolm Bruce explores how Alberta can lead the world in producing and exporting hydrogen.
Pre-Budget Submission for the Provincial Government 2023 Budget
The Business Council of Alberta (BCA) is pleased to provide ideas and...
Enhancing Express Entry through category-based selection to better meet Canada’s evolving economic needs
Submission on immigration selection priorities for express entry to Canada.
Report: Three big rocks for using Alberta’s surplus
With a projected $12.3 billion surplus for this year and future years of surplus likely, Alberta is experiencing the most dramatic fiscal turnaround in Canadian history. This report recommends three priorities, or “big rocks” to use in allocating surpluses in a way that balances short-term opportunities and long-term sustainability.
Making Alberta a global leader in competitively produced value-added agriculture products
Dr. Larry Martin of Agri-Food Management Excellence explores Alberta’s opportunity to become a world leader in value-added agriculture.
Letter to Premier Danielle Smith on Key Priorities for Alberta
A letter to Premier Danielle Smith outlining key priorities that Alberta’s business community believes are important to long-term prosperity.