Last week members of the Chamber Board of Directors Executive attended separate meetings with the official opposition and government MLAs to discuss the action items related to the Chambers’ pre-budget submission, as well as the organizations’ advocacy priorities for 2017.
Discussions focused on:
- Tax competitiveness for Island businesses;
- If introduced, a carbon tax must be ‘revenue neutral’;
- The current state of PEI’s K-12 education system;
- The need for an employment strategy to accompany the provinces recruit, retain and repatriate strategy.
The Chamber welcomed the opportunity to serve as the voice of business for both these meetings and wishes to thank both caucuses for taking the time to meet. The Chamber will continue to serve as the voice of business for roughly 1000 members representing almost 18,000 employees.