Chamber looks forward to working with MP-elect Casey on economic issues

TRURO – The Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce congratulates Cumberland-Colchester MP-elect Bill Casey and the Liberal team on winning a majority government.
The chamber looks forward to working with Casey to make this region, and Canada as a whole, more competitive.
“A majority government will provide an element of confidence and stability in the Canadian economy, further reflected by a strong valuation of the Canadian dollar,” says chamber president Andrew Lake.
The Truro and Colchester chamber was active during the election campaign, along with the Canadian Chamber network representing 200,000 businesses.
Its election platform, A Canada That Wins, highlighted Access to a Powerful Workforce, Access to Markets, Access to Capital and Access to Technology and Innovation as key priorities for the next government to focus on to increase Canada’s competitiveness.
Many of the positions of the Liberal program align with the chamber priorities. The chamber believes the Liberal plan to invest in infrastructure, if done strategically, will be positive for the economy.
The chamber also looks forward to the creation of business programs to help employers create new placements for students, which will help provide the workforce needed to compete internationally, and other investments in job creation programs.
The Truro and Colchester chamber was pleased to host a debate prior to the election that offered an opportunity for five of the six local candidates to share their party platforms.
The local chamber represents more than 400 member businesses and has been the principal voice for business in the Colchester region for 125 years in matters of economic, social and political importance.