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September 8, 2017

Making a difference: how Canadian companies give back to the communities that make their success possible

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

Business Council pays tribute to Rick George

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

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U.S., Canadian and Mexican Business Leaders Highlight Importance of NAFTA Negotiations in Supporting Jobs, Growth and Competitiveness

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 ...

May 15, 2017

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Trade and Investment

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Canada in the Pacific Century

Trade agreement with ASEAN would boost Canadian economy, study finds

VANCOUVER, B.C. – May 15, 2017 – The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, the Business Council of Canada, and the Canada-ASEAN Business Council, in partnership with the Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia, today unveiled, The ASEAN Advantage: Exploring Canada’s Trade Potential, a report on the feasibility of a Canada-ASEAN free trade agreement. Marking the 40th anniversary of the first formal meeting between Canada and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), this comprehensive study provides detailed snapshots ...

April 27, 2017

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Trade and Investment

Total tax burden on large companies increases amid economic weakness, survey finds

At a time when Canada’s economy was under pressure from low energy and commodity prices, large corporations faced an average total tax burden of 37.5 per cent, the highest such rate in the four years the data has been collected, a new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) shows. Conducted in partnership with the Business Council of Canada, the fourth annual edition of the PwC Total Tax Contribution study is based on data from 87 leading Canadian companies, including banks, insurance firms, retailers, ...

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