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Ottawa, September 22, 2017 - Canadian-owned companies have operations in all but one of the 435 congressional districts in the U.S. House of Representatives, according to an analysis of Canada’s economic footprint in the United States. The analysis identified a total of 7,705 Canadian-owned businesses across 434 congressional districts. The only jurisdiction that appears to lack an identifiable Canadian business presence is Kentucky’s 5th congressional district. The Business Council of Canada gathered the data to demonstrate, at the local level, ...
September 21, 2017
Ottawa and Brussels; September 21, 2017 — Businesses across Canada and the European Union are welcoming today’s provisional implementation of the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). A progressive free trade agreement that covers nearly all sectors and aspects of Canada-EU trade, CETA will benefit consumers, businesses and citizens by eliminating tariffs and non-tariff barriers, encouraging investment, opening procurement markets, recognizing professional qualifications, and promoting sustainable development. “This agreement is truly a game-changer,” said The Honourable John Manley, ...
September 8, 2017
Every year, more than 12 million Canadians perform some form of voluntary or charitable work. Canada’s largest companies are equally engaged in philanthropic activity, providing everything from ongoing funding for medical research, to emergency relief for victims of natural disasters, mentoring programs for indigenous entrepreneurs, and resettlement support for newly arrived refugees. In its 2016/2017 Annual Report, the Business Council of Canada highlights some of the myriad ways Canada’s top employers give back to the communities in which they ...
August 2, 2017
The Business Council of Canada joins with Albertans and countless other Canadians in mourning the passing of its former Chair, Rick George. “Rick was a proud Canadian and a visionary business leader,” said The Honourable John Manley, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Business Council. “We owe him a huge debt of gratitude for his contributions both to the energy sector and the wider community. Rick built Suncor into the oil sands giant that it is today, an ...
June 7, 2017
Washington – Business leaders from the United States, Canada and Mexico met today in Washington to discuss the importance of modernizing NAFTA and further strengthening North American economic relations. Business Roundtable Chairman Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase & Co. hosted the meeting in partnership with Linda Hasenfratz, Chair of the Business Council of Canada, and Alejandro Ramírez Magaña, Chairman of the Consejo Mexicano de Negocios. Following the meeting, the three organizations issued the following statement: “Business leaders across North ...