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June 23, 2016

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North America

Five priorities for the North American Leaders Summit in Ottawa

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

Building a better CPP

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

Canadian attitudes on corporate wrongdoing: punish the guilty, spare the innocent

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 ...

May 19, 2016

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Trade and Investment

Statement by The Honourable John Manley on the completion of CETA’s legal review

Statement by The Honourable John Manley, President and CEO of the Business Council of Canada, on the completion of the legal review of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA): “Today’s announcement is an important step in achieving free trade between Canada and Europe.  The changes made to the investment chapter reaffirm governments’ right to regulate while ensuring that Canadian investors receive fair treatment. The Business Council calls on Canada and Europe to ratify and implement the ...

May 10, 2016

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Macroeconomic and Fiscal
We can’t afford a patchwork of provincial pension plans

We can’t afford a patchwork of provincial pension plans

By John Manley, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Business Council of Canada and Perrin Beatty, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. As published in the National Post. When Canada’s finance ministers meet in June to discuss retirement security for millions of Canadians, they will be faced with an important decision: Do we allow provinces to go it alone and create a fragmented pension system that varies from one jurisdiction to the next? ...

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