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October 31, 2016
As appearing in The Globe and Mail. The delayed signing of CETA, Canada’s trade agreement with the European Union, should be seen as a triumph of bipartisanship in a world full of small-minded political sniping and nastiness. History will judge the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement as an important legacy of Stephen Harper’s term as prime minister. But it is also a landmark achievement of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his fearless Trade Minister, Chrystia Freeland. The negotiations ...
August 29, 2016
Written by Don Lindsay, President & CEO of Teck Resources Limited. As originally appearing in the Financial Times. The upcoming G20 summit in China and week-long visit by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are shining a light on Canada and China’s economic ties at a pivotal time for both our countries. Recent negative economic headlines aside, China remains a key trading partner and Canada’s prosperity now – and in the years ahead – continues to be closely tied with theirs. But ...
June 23, 2016
As originally appearing in The Globe and Mail. John Manley is president and CEO of the Business Council of Canada. Doug Oberhelman is chairman of the Business Roundtable. Alejandro Ramirez Magana is chairman of the Consejo Mexicano de Negocios. Next week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will host the presidents of the United States and Mexico in Ottawa for the North American Leaders’ Summit. Although intended to be an annual get-together, the last time the heads of the three governments sat ...
June 17, 2016
By John Manley, as originally published in iPolitics. Canadians tend not to brag about our accomplishments, but we can be proud of the fact that our country is one of the best places in the world in which to grow old. The poverty rate among Canadians 65 and older is among the lowest in the industrialized world, and our retirement income system is widely viewed as one of the world’s strongest. Can we do better? Absolutely. Research by McKinsey & ...
June 15, 2016
By John Manley. This piece originally appeared in iPolitics. Responsible Canadian companies, especially those doing business around the world, understand that a reputation for ethical practice is vital to their corporate brands. So it should come as no surprise that business leaders overwhelmingly support the federal government’s attempts to police corporate wrongdoing, and to ensure that Ottawa only does business with ethical suppliers. According to a recent national survey commissioned by the Business Council of Canada and conducted by ...