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February 15, 2018
OTTAWA, February 15, 2018 – The federal government must take decisive action now to shore up Canada’s business tax competitiveness in the wake of sweeping tax reforms in the United States, the Business Council of Canada says in a letter to The Honourable Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance. “Across North America and around the world, companies in every sector are assessing the impact of U.S. tax changes and making decisions that will have lasting consequences for employees and the communities ...
January 23, 2018
Statement by The Honourable John Manley on today’s successful conclusion of talks on the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership “Today Canada took a major step toward strengthening its trade ties with the world’s fastest-growing region. When the new Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership is implemented, Canadians will gain enhanced market access for everything from agricultural goods to advanced manufacturing exports, financial services and forestry products. As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today, ...
December 14, 2017
OTTAWA, December 14, 2017 - In his 2018 Budget, Finance Minister Bill Morneau should table a comprehensive plan to accelerate economic growth and strengthen Canada’s ability to attract investment, the Business Council of Canada says. In its annual pre-budget letter to the Finance Minister, the Council says Canada’s economy is performing well at the moment, but the positive trends in employment, consumer confidence and household consumption are unlikely to persist. “Over the next two years, higher borrowing costs and ...
November 23, 2017
Canadians do business in every corner of the globe, but geography alone means that our economic strength will always depend disproportionately on North America. The Business Council of Canada championed the idea of a comprehensive free trade agreement with the United States in the 1980s and subsequently the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The economic success that has flowed from these two initiatives on its own is persuasive evidence that we should continue to build on their foundation. ...
November 22, 2017
TOKYO, Japan – Wrapping up three days of meetings with Japanese government and business leaders, The Honourable John Manley today urged Canada to pursue a swift and successful conclusion to talks on the proposed Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). "Delaying these negotiations any further puts at risk a strategic partnership that would be immensely beneficial to Canada and Canadian exporters,” said Mr. Manley, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Business Council of Canada. “Now more than ever, ...