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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 ...
June 15, 2016
Canada urgently needs a cleaner, simpler and more efficient tax system, one that promotes growth and strengthens our country’s competitive advantage in the global economy, says The Honourable John Manley, President and CEO of the Business Council of Canada. “For the most part, revisions to the Canadian tax system over the past 50 years have been piecemeal,” Mr. Manley said today at a conference in Toronto organized by the University of Calgary School of Public Policy and the Canadian Tax ...
June 14, 2016
Unemployed Canadians would have more success finding work if governments did a better job collecting and sharing reliable, comprehensible information about the state of the labour market, a new report finds. The report, Labour Market Information: An Essential Part of Canada’s Skills Agenda, is being published today in advance of a meeting of provincial, territorial and federal labour ministers on June 22. It was written by former TD Bank Group Chief Economist Don Drummond and Cliff Halliwell, former director general ...