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Plan to simplify regulations between Canada and the United States shows real promise, CCCE says

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Date: August 29, 2014

Related Issues Innovation and Competitiveness, North America

Statement by The Honourable John Manley, President and CEO, Canadian Council of Chief Executives, on the federal government’s announcement of the Joint Forward Plan for the Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council:

“Canada’s business leaders continue to support the work of the Canada – United States Regulatory Cooperation Council in aligning cross-border regulations. We are heartened to see the concrete progress achieved so far, including the simplification of the drug approval process and the new joint safety and environmental ship inspections in the Great Lakes.

“The Joint Forward Plan announced today holds the promise of increasing economic growth for both Canada and the United States through even greater regulatory cooperation. Fixing misaligned or duplicative regulations will reduce costs and will make our companies more competitive. We look forward to working with the two governments to turn the promise of this plan into a reality.”

Founded in 1976, the CCCE is the senior voice of Canada’s business community, representing 150 chief executives and leading entrepreneurs in all sectors and regions of the country. Its member companies collectively employ 1.5 million Canadians and are responsible for most of Canada’s private sector investments, exports, workplace training and research and development.

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