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Growing a strong, healthy economy requires sound fiscal management. As federal and provincial governments institute programs and initiatives, maintaining low debt-to-GDP ratios allows flexibility during unexpected economic downturns.

Macroeconomic and fiscal priorities for the Business Council include:

  • Fiscal discipline and public debt
  • Tax simplification and competitiveness
  • Government investment
Macroeconomic and Fiscal

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