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Letter to The Honourable William Morneau, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Finance

Dear Minister, As you and your colleagues prepare the upcoming federal budget, I would like to offer the following observations on behalf of Canada’s business leaders. In advanced countries around the world we are witnessing slower growth prospects driven largely by demographic forces and weak productivity growth. In addition ...

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JP Gladu and Goldy Hyder’s Op-ed in The Globe And Mail on economic reconciliation

As reported in The Globe And Mail JP Gladu is president and CEO of Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business. Goldy Hyder is president and CEO of the Business Council of Canada On Jan. 30, Cenovus Energy Inc. pledged $50-million over five years to build badly needed new homes in six First ...

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Goldy Hyder joins Amanda Lang to discuss Budget 2020

Goldy Hyder joins Amanda Lang on BNN Bloomberg’s The Market to discuss our joint initiative leading up to Budget 2020 with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, and Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters. Watch the interview here.

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New Africa trade report featured by Canadian Press

Brian Kingston spoke with the Canadian Press about the Business Council's new report, Why Africa? Building Canada's economic ties to the world's fastest-growing continent, emphasizing the need for a comprehensive development and economic strategy for Africa. Read here.

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Canadian Energy Pipeline Association features the Report and Recommendations of the Task Force on Canada’s Economic Future

The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association featured the Report and Recommendations of the Task Force on Canada's Economic Future in its industry blog. The blog entry highlighted common themes with an April 2019 study by Ernst and Young (EY), Regulatory Competitiveness in Canada’s Pipeline Industry, which was commissioned by the Canadian ...

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‘The need is still there’

What sparked the idea behind Bell Let’s Talk – a national and global campaign held annually on January 30th in support of mental health initiatives? One in five Canadians will struggle with a mental illness in their lifetime and it’s the No. 1 cause of workplace disability, a major national ...

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Recommendation on a national resource and climate strategy featured in Globe op-ed

Recommendation on a national resource and climate strategy featured in op-ed by PwC's Peter van Dijk and ESG Global Advisory Services' Karen Clarke-Whistler. Read here.

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Goldy Hyder joins the Financial Post’s weekly podcast to discuss Task Force report

In an episode of the Financial Post’s weekly podcast, Down to Business, host Emily Jackson interviews Goldy Hyder to learn more about Canada’s economic situation and explore the ideas outlined in the Report and Recommendations of the Task Force on Canada’s Economic Future. “Are we a country ...

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Unveiling the Task Force report at the Canadian Club of Ottawa

In the historic backdrop of the Château Laurier and just over one week following the federal election, Goldy Hyder delivered an inspiring address to the Canadian Club of Ottawa on the topic of growing the economy for the benefit of all citizens. The speech marked the official release of “...

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Chuck Magro shares the view from western Canada with the Toronto Star

In an interview with Heather Scoffield, economics columnist with the Toronto Star, Chuck Magro, President and CEO of Nutrien, responds to recent news about Encana redomiciling to the United States and emphasizes the need to move quickly on the Task Force’s recommendations. “We need to recognize that we need ...

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Chuck Magro offers a personal perspective to The Globe and Mail

In a feature interview by Barrie McKenna, columnist with The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business, Chuck Magro, President and CEO of Nutrien, shares a very personal perspective on his role as Task Force co-chair and what Canada needs to do to succeed globally. “When my mom and dad ...

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Goldy Hyder joins Roy Green on the Corus Radio network

On the weekend following the release of the Task Force report and recommendations, Goldy Hyder joined the Roy Green Show to highlight the key findings and stress the urgency behind our work. “I think the core issues here is culture. Canada is a country born on third base and think ...

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Helping shape an agenda for growth

Drawing on the expertise of our members – business leaders and entrepreneurs whose companies employ nearly 2 million Canadians and positively impact the lives of millions more – we worked with a diverse range of stakeholders and reached out to all Canadians to help shape an agenda for growth.

The Task Force on Canada’s Economic Future has been led by three co-chairs:

  • Chuck Magro, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nutrien Ltd.
  • Nicole Verkindt, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, OMX
  • Louis O. Vachon, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Bank of Canada

Helping shape an agenda for growth

Drawing on the expertise of our members – business leaders and entrepreneurs whose companies employ nearly 2 million Canadians and positively impact the lives of millions more – we worked with a diverse range of stakeholders and reached out to all Canadians to help shape an agenda for growth.

The Task Force on Canada’s Economic Future has been led by three co-chairs:

  • Chuck Magro, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nutrien Ltd.
  • Nicole Verkindt, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, OMX
  • Louis O. Vachon, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Bank of Canada

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