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.
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.
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.
Pre-Budget Submission for the Federal Government 2023 Budget
We believe that, in its 2023 Budget, the federal government should prioritize policies that address competitiveness fundamentals in the short term and position Canada for economic success in the long term.
Letter of support to the Alberta Ministry of Labour and Immigration for Future-Fit AI
The Business Council of Alberta (BCA) expresses its support for the objectives of the project that FutureFit AI proposes to the Alberta Ministry of Labour and Immigration, titled “AI-Powered Matching of Edmonton’s Talent Supply and Talent Demand,” under the Workforce Strategies Grant.
Letter to Ministers Guilbeault and Wilkinson on the 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan
On behalf of the Business Council of Alberta (BCA), we would like to congratulate you on the release of the 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan: Canada’s Next Steps to Clean Air and a Strong Economy (ERP) in support of Canada’s emissions reduction targets under the Paris Agreement.
Official Submission to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Canada
The CES discussion paper leaves more questions unanswered than answered and lacks clarity on the federal government’s intention to strike the proper balance between electricity affordability, reliability, and cleanliness—especially in the broader context of business competitiveness and implications for ratepayers.
Letter to Minister O’Regan on CP Rail Strike
We call on the federal government to use all available tools to bring the Canadian Pacific (CP) Rail work stoppage to an end.
Pre-Budget Submission for the Federal Government 2022 Budget
The Business Council of Alberta (BCA) is pleased to provide ideas and recommendations to the Government of Canada in advance of its 2022 budget.
Pre-Budget Submission for the Provincial Government 2022 Budget
The Business Council of Alberta (BCA) is pleased to provide ideas and recommendations to the Government of Alberta in advance of its 2022 budget.