The Chamber recently submitted our annual pre-budget recommendations to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Chrystia Freeland, and the federal government ahead of their deadline on February 25, 2022.

Our submission calls for relief or investment in several key areas, including:

  • Managing COVID-19
  • Continued Immigration Supports
  • Airline and Airport Support
  • Federal Employee Return-to-Work Transition
  • Employment Insurance Reform
  • Getting Back to Balance

To view our pre-budget letter to Deputy PM Freeland, click here.


Deputy PM Freeland provided the following response to our pre-budget letter:

Dear Mr. Godfrey:

Thank you for your correspondence of February 23, 2022 and for providing the Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce’s ideas and suggestions for this year’s budget.

The pandemic has been a challenging time but Canada is succeeding because we are doing what Canadians do in a crisis – we are helping each other, we are working together and we are doing what needs to be done.

We know there will still be obstacles ahead but Canadians are resilient.

Your thoughts and suggestions will help our Government move Canada forward for everyone.

Thank you again for writing.


The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, P.C., M.P.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance