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Media Release | Nova Scotia

Media Release: Nova Scotia Provincial Election Results

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Nova Scotia

The Halifax Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate Mr. Stephen McNeil on his re-election and would also like to congratulate new and returning MLA’s. Media Release (05/31/2017) Halifax, NS - "We would like to thank the over 200 candidates across Nova Scotia who put their name forward to represent Nova Scotians for the next four years," says Patrick Sullivan, President & CEO of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce. "Congratulations to Stephen McNeil on a hard-fought victory. We very much look forward to continuing to work with you and your team."

The Halifax Chamber of Commerce saw many of their Member issues represented in the Liberal party platform, including:

  • Increasing the income threshold for the 3% small business taxation rate
  • Reducing taxes for small businesses
  • Increasing provincial immigrant programs to bring more immigrants to our province
  • Implementing the Atlantic Immigration Pilot, allowing entry for 800 new immigrants each year in key economic sectors based on labour shortages
  • Doubling the Graduate to Opportunity Program

The Halifax Chamber of Commerce is committed to working with government on issues that are important to Chamber Members including reducing the tax burden for business, common sense regulations and a reduction in red tape and the promotion for immigration and youth employment.

Representing 1,600 businesses and over 65,000 Members, the Halifax Chamber of Commerce is committed to enhancing the prosperity of its members and to realizing Halifax's potential to be among the top 3 highest growth city economies in Canada by 2018.

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Erin DiCarlo
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