Calgary – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) announces Amber Ruddy as the new Director of Provincial Affairs for Alberta. Ruddy will represent the interests of CFIB’s 10,000 members in the province by leading the organization’s legislative, research, and communication activities on issues affecting small and medium-sized businesses.
“Over the course of Amber’s career at CFIB, she has proven to be a trusted colleague, and skilled communicator. Her background in advocacy, government relations, and public policy makes her a natural fit for the director role. We are excited to have her lead our advocacy efforts in Alberta,” says Richard Truscott, CFIB’s Vice-President for Alberta and B.C.
Ruddy outlines her immediate priorities: “Alberta’s business environment has been among the most attractive and competitive in North America, but there are challenges ahead. I will push for tax policies to restore the Alberta Advantage, urge governments to refrain from overspending, and advocate for a complete rethink of the massive minimum wage hike to $15. Entrepreneurs are hard working and resilient and deserve to have their priorities reflected in government policy.”
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business is a not for profit, non-partisan political action organization with a national membership of 109,000 small and medium-sized businesses, including 10,000 in Alberta.