AEG Comment on CSDS 2 Climate-related Disclosure Standards

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After extensive consultation with our members, we must convey that we are in firm disagreement with CSDS 1and CSDS 2 as they are expected to bring about increased costs and uncertainties for businesses, particularly SMEs, with limited advantages for larger corporations, investors, or consumers. We must point out that these standards also contradict the values of a free market system by influencing investor choices and directing capital flows in a manner inconsistent with free enterprise.

Should Canada Emulate the UK’s Net-Zero Pathway?

I am picking up some chatter within certain circles in Alberta and Canada that the UK’s net-zero framework is a plan to emulate. This position is ostensibly informed by an invitation-only whirlwind tour of handpicked UK net-zero projects and initiatives attended by a group of Canadians. My fellow Canadians were duly impressed by what they were shown and came away, after a few days, with the idea that the people and industries are united in a “Team UK” approach. There were several key “takeaways” from the tour but the top three included: an aggressive net-zero timeline that “everybody appears to be on board with”; the UK has a new type of increased decarbonized industrial production guided and driven by government industrial planning; and a serious concern with energy security.

The Alberta Enterprise Group (AEG) Response to the Passing of Bill C-235

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In the autumn of 2022, on your behalf, AEG opposed federal bill C-235 “An Act respecting the building of a green economy in the Prairies”. AEG stood up for Alberta’s businesses by arguing that not only was the bill undermining areas of provincial jurisdiction but also that it was likely the bill would add to rather than alleviate the regulatory burden or costs of compliance of the numerous federal green regulations and programmes already being implemented in the Prairies.

Open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland:

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Each day, Canadians invest in the future of Canada, betting on our potential for growth and prosperity for all. We dedicate our time, our creativity, and our money, believing that the ultimate investment is in the growth of our country and the futures of our young people.

The Alberta Enterprise Group (AEG) Response – Plastics Registry Consultation

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The Alberta Enterprise Group (AEG) appreciates the opportunity to offer comments and feedback on the Federal Plastics Registry consultation. Our members believe this is an unnecessary initiative that will not only introduce another layer of stifling regulation and red tape but will also have negative impacts on the environment and human health.

The Alberta Enterprise Group (AEG) strongly opposes Bill C-372, the Fossil Fuel Advertising Act

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AEG strongly opposes Bill C-372, the Fossil Fuel Advertising Act, tabled in Parliament by NDP Member of Parliament from Timmins-James Bay, Mr. Charlie Angus. The Bill proposes to prohibit the advertisement of Canadian oil, gas, and coal. Advertising in the Bill is loosely and broadly defined to include any demonstration of the positive aspects of using oil and gas even if it is verifiable fact, such as the positive economic contribution to Canada’s economy and benefits towards Indigenous reconciliation. Penalties for violation of the Bill include fines upwards of $1.5 million or jail time.

Comments and feedback on the Regulatory Framework for and Oil and Gas Sector Greenhouse Gas Emission Cap

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The Alberta Enterprise Group (AEG) appreciates the opportunity to offer comments and feedback on the Regulatory Framework for and Oil and Gas Sector Greenhouse Gas Emission Cap. Our members believe
this framework is not fair, equitable, nor is it in the national interest; it should not be implemented.

Op/Ed: Supreme Court Gets It Right

Embracing innovation, making timely decisions, and fostering investor confidence are the  hallmarks of successful national economies around the world.   The Supreme Court’s decision to scrap Bill C-69, the Impact Assessment Act (IAA), is a significant  positive step in creating a better investment climate for major projects and the family-supporting  jobs and prosperity that come with […]

AEG’s Press Release Featured on EnergyNow: Expressing Concerns Over Proposed Tax Increase Impacting Alberta’s Global Competitiveness

(Source) – Energy Now We are delighted to announce that the Alberta Enterprise Group (AEG) was recently mentioned on EnergyNow, a leading online energy news and data media service in Canada. EnergyNow shared a press release from AEG, in which we expressed our concerns about a proposed increase in Alberta’s corporate tax and its potential […]

Alberta Enterprise Group says lower taxes are better for business, worried about NDP tax hike

(Source) – Western Standard A lobbyist group in Alberta claims a proposed NDP business tax hike will have a “detrimental effect” on Alberta’s global competitiveness. Alberta Enterprise Group (AEG) said it exists to make Alberta a better place to live and do business, it therefore is expressing its “sincere concern” about a NDP proposed increase to […]