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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, ...
November 7, 2017
Unprecedented collaboration of seven advocacy groups, led by the 30% Club Canada, aims to reduce distraction, amplify impact and deliver a unified voice. TORONTO, November 7, 2017 - Seven of Canada's most active and influential organizations dedicated to advancing good governance and gender equality in the workplace have come together to form the Canadian Gender and Good Governance Alliance (CGGGA). The new group aims to amplify and coordinate efforts to accelerate gender parity on boards and in executive positions, and contribute to ...
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 ...