03/14/2016 12:19 EDT | Updated 03/14/2016 12:59 EDT

Alberta Employers' Group Asks Notley To Stop Undermining Business

The group says it doesn't want to see any further tax increases.

Jason Franson/Canadian Press

EDMONTON — An alliance of employer organizations is asking for a meeting with Alberta Premier Rachel Notley to discuss what it calls the "dire economic situation'' in the province.

The alliance — made up of 15 associations representing contractors, retailers, energy sector companies and others — has sent an open letter to the premier.

It states that recent policies, such as the carbon tax, corporate and personal income tax increases and changes to the minimum wage, are undermining business confidence and competitiveness during the economic downturn.

The group says it doesn't want to see any further tax increases and is also seeking a delay in the next proposed minimum wage hike.

It's also seeking a moratorium on any new policies that could have a detrimental effect on the ability of business to create jobs, attract capital investment and compete globally.

There has been no immediate response to the letter from Notley.

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