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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 ...
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