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.
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.
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.
Federal Economic Statement Fall 2022: Steps in the right direction but need the near-term plan
The Federal Government’s Fall Economic Statement includes steps in the right direction, but government still needs a solid focus on growth and productivity in the near-term.
Statement on Federal Immigration Targets
Alberta businesses welcome announcement by Government of Canada to substantially enhance immigration targets.
Alberta is just getting started: Visionary plan sets out a pathway to unleash Alberta’s potential for the next decade
The Business Council of Alberta is proud to launch our flagship project, Define the Decade, which sets out a visionary plan for Alberta’s future.
Alberta businesses welcome federal budget commitment to carbon capture and a low emissions future
Alberta businesses welcome the federal budget’s commitment to carbon capture and a low emissions future, but not enough detail is provided around long-term growth.
Low-Carbon Industrial Strategy charts realistic pathway to Paris targets for Alberta
The Business Council of Alberta’s Energy & Environment Committee releases their second report looking at a low-carbon industrial strategy for Alberta.
What a difference a year makes
Alberta businesses welcome the budget’s focus on workforce development, health care capacity, and investment, though some areas of work still remain.
Tackling long-term unemployment in Alberta: Business leaders recommend actions to help displaced Albertans back into the workforce
As part of the Long-Term Unemployment and Workforce Transition Task Force, the Business Council releases their second report.