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December 19, 2017
December 14, 2017
Dear Minister Morneau, On behalf of the men and women who lead 150 of Canada’s largest and most globally engaged companies, I write to share our thoughts on priorities for next year’s federal budget. In Budget 2017, you set out a vision to make Canada a more inclusive and innovative economy, with targeted investments in areas such as infrastructure, skills, housing, gender equality and support for vulnerable and disadvantaged communities. We welcomed these policy measures and firmly believe ...
November 20, 2017
Dear Minister Brison, I am writing to offer the support of the Business Council of Canada for your department’s efforts to modernize Canada’s regulatory environment. For decades, successive governments have worked to improve the way Canada develops and manages regulations, with the aim of protecting the public interest and supporting business competitiveness. Although there has been progress in some areas, significant gaps remain and seem likely to widen as technological advances stretch the capacity of regulators ...
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 ...