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November 30, 2016
Statement by The Honourable John Manley, President and CEO of the Business Council of Canada, on yesterday's announcement on pipeline projects: "The Business Council of Canada applauds the Prime Minster and the federal government for its pipeline decision, which balances strong environmental protection with responsible energy development. We are firmly of the view that the vast majority of Canadians support this approach, recognizing the importance of Canada’s energy sector to job creation and economic growth." "The federal government has ...
November 9, 2016
Canada’s business leaders congratulate President-elect Donald J. Trump on his, and his party’s, victory in yesterday’s election. Canada and the United States have built an enduring relationship that has benefited citizens in both countries and is an example for the world. For more than 40 years, the Business Council of Canada has championed closer economic and security cooperation between Canada and the United States. We look forward to working with public and private sector leaders on both sides ...
October 14, 2016
I was deeply saddened today to learn of the passing of Jim Prentice, an outstanding Canadian who was a tireless advocate for the people of his home province and the country as a whole. Jim left his mark in law, politics and business and his passion, commitment and sense of public service were obvious to all. His intellect and sound judgment served him well in his various federal portfolios – industry, environment and Aboriginal affairs – and his collaborative and compassionate nature ...
October 11, 2016
In the face of slowing growth in global trade and rising protectionism, the Canadian and European business communities, representing companies large and small, call for the swift approval and implementation of CETA to boost trade and investment and create jobs. CETA is the most progressive trade agreement ever negotiated by both parties. It addresses all aspects of the bilateral trading relationship, including goods, services, investment, government procurement and regulatory cooperation. The agreement will further position Canada and the EU to ...
August 4, 2016
Dismantling Canada’s remaining barriers to trade and foreign investment would boost economic growth, create new jobs and position Canada as a global production hub, a new study concludes. The study – “Freeing trade: why a unilateral approach makes sense for Canada” – argues that Canada’s existing tariffs and other trade restrictions hurt consumers and businesses, while generating relatively little revenue for Ottawa. The authors call on the government to adopt a unilateral free trade policy, dropping all existing barriers to ...