December 21, 2010
Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, Members of Parliament Meet for Economic Roundtable
MP Ambrose_Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, Members of Parliament Meet for Economic Roundtable 1: Minister Rona Ambrose speaks with Carman McNary, Chairman of the Board of Edmonton’s Chamber of Commerce, following a meeting between the board and Edmonton-area Conservative MPs to talk about economic priorities for the region. Along with Minister Ambrose, colleagues Tim Uppal (Edmonton-Sherwood Park), Mike Lake (Millwoods-Beaumont), James Rajotte (Edmonton-Leduc), Peter Goldring (Edmonton East) also attended the meeting.
Mr. Carman McNary, Q.C., the chair of the board of the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, today joined Edmonton Conservative Party Members of Parliament in a wide-ranging discussion about the regional economy and the upcoming federal budget.
“As part of a renewed commitment to stronger communications with Edmonton’s business community, we appreciated the opportunity to engage with MPs here today in such a meaningful fashion,” McNary said. “We look forward to maintaining this productive working relationship with the federal government towards ensuring that Edmonton continues to provide the best environment for business.”
“The Edmonton business community is at the epicentre of Canada’s future economic growth,” said the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, Minister for Status of Women and Regional Minister for Northern Alberta. “Chamber representatives provided our Edmonton MPs with a highly-informed overview of the current state of the regional economy, the tremendous opportunities that lie ahead and gave us some excellent advice on what our government can do to keep taxes down, reduce the deficit and make sure our economic recovery stays on track.”
Discussions included issues such as recent federal investments in the region, the importance of prioritizing capital expenditures in the City of Edmonton and surrounding region, continued strategic investments in public and private infrastructure in Northern Alberta and Northern Canada, ensuring the continued diversification of the Edmonton economy, and other ways that the Edmonton business community can work productively with the federal government going forward.