The Lloydminster Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce to keep business owners and other voters informed going into the provincial election.
The 2 Chambers have partnered on a document called OnTrack 2016, meant to be a a resource for voters; it delves into 31 ideas in 8 major business categories.
“On Track 2016 is a series of good ideas that we have presented to the political parties here in Saskatchewan to get them to incorporate them, hopefully, into their political platforms, and become either policy if they win the election, or at least ideas for conversation if they don’t,” says Steve McLellan, CEO of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce.
The eight categories, titled “Top 8 Opportunities for Continued Growth” include recommendations for ways to strengthen the province’s taxation and fiscal framework, support infrastructure enhancement, build and utilize water resources, attract and grow investment, strengthen the education system, accelerate northern economic development, utilize alternative service delivery and enhance workforce skills training.
“We put OnTrack together because we wanted to have a business perspective in the election. We know that the parties deal with a whole range of issues, some of them business-focused, some of them not. We wanted to make sure that we offered, at least, some content that if they chose, they could incorporate in. And we’re working with out local chambers, including the Lloydminster Chamber to get the ideas to the local nominees, as question options for election night activities, as well as candidate meetings in advance,” explains McLellan.
McLellan encourages voters to peruse the document to decide what ideas they support or do not, and share it, give feedback on it, as well as use it for basis of their questions for their local candidates.
You can access OnTrack 2016 online at saskchamber.com