Alberta Government Public Budget Consultations

The Alberta government is seeking input on the budget deliberations for 2015.  Questions revolve around issues important to industry such as corporate tax hikes, infrastructure spending, and budget cuts.

To have your say on the issue please go to this page.  You can fill in the online survey or attend a public meeting on the schedule provided.

The ACA has offered the Government of Alberta its own pre-budget recommendations which you can find here. Also you can read our letter to the Finance Minister regarding ACA priorities.

ACA Advocates for Stable Infrastructure Investment

The Executive Director of the ACA was interviewed by the Edmonton Journal last Thursday regarding infrastructure spending.

“Now is actually the perfect time to be investing in infrastructure,” said Ken Gibson, Executive Director of the construction association.

“We’ll get better pricing because the industry is slowing down. And in turn, if we keep those people employed, we’ll get better pricing when things pick up because we’ll have the capacity to deliver then.”

To read more click here.

Skills Canada Alberta Seeking Support

Skill City and the Provincial Skills Canada Competition (PSCC) is Alberta’s largest interactive career exploration experience, encouraging over 10,000 youth annually to pursue trade and technology careers. Skills Canada Alberta is seeking to add supporters and is asking for financial help from our members to help students explore, develop and refine their skills.

The 45 trades and technologies represented at the PSCC are surrounded by hardwall panels that create a safe barrier between competitors and the thousands of spectators. Your organization’s logo will be featured on panels surrounding the competition area of your choice for $1,000/panel. Your organization will receive a charitable tax receipt.

You can find more information at the following website: We Support Skills Campaign.

www.skillsalberta.com/we-support-skills.