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October 19, 2017
Dear Minister Champagne, On behalf of the Business Council of Canada, I offer the following views on Canada’s participation in Trans-Pacific Partnership 11 (TPP 11) negotiations. The Business Council of Canada was an avid supporter of the original 12-member TPP agreement. The Council’s support for the TPP was premised on the desire for Canada to diversify its trade relationships with dynamic Asian markets, many of which are members of the TPP. The United States’ withdrawal from the ...
October 2, 2017
Dear Minister Morneau, I am writing on behalf of the Business Council of Canada to express our views on the proposed measures outlined in your Tax Planning Using Private Corporations consultation paper. The Business Council strongly supports efforts to improve the fairness and efficiency of Canada’s tax system. Unfortunately, the measures under consideration would make the tax system even more complicated than it already is. Furthermore, some of the proposed changes would have significant unintended consequences that ...
August 29, 2017
July 4, 2017
Dear Premier Wynne, Three years ago this week, I wrote to you on behalf of the Business Council of Canada to offer congratulations on your victory in the provincial general election. In my letter, I urged you to stay true to your promise to eliminate the provincial deficit by 2017-18. I also said that Ontario needed a strategy for growth – one that would improve the province’s ability to attract new business investment. Since then, your government has made ...