Trade and Investment

Print Share

Share this page

Trade and investment liberalization are drivers of economic growth, and the Business Council is a strong proponent of Canada’s participation in trade deals. In an era of slower global growth and increased volatility, it is critical that Canada do everything possible to create new economic opportunities and improve long-term prosperity.

Trade and investment priorities for the Business Council include:

  • Diversifying Canada’s trade relationships, especially with fast-growing markets in the Asia-Pacific region,
  • Strengthening Canada’s position as a magnet for companies doing business around the world
  • Modernizing the Agreement on Internal Trade, which contains long-standing barriers to the movement of goods and services between provinces
Trade and Investment

Related Resources

Export Development Canada Critical to Canada’s Trade Diversification Agenda

June 20, 2019

We joined the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters in a joint letter to Minister Jim Carr that emphasizes Export Development Canada’...

60 Seconds with Brian Kingston

June 19, 2019

In this episode of 60 Seconds, our Vice President Brian Kingston offers insight into what Prime Minister Trudeau needs to achieve in his meetings in Washington ...

Remarks to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Trade

June 18, 2019

Mr. Chair, committee members, thank you for the invitation to take part in your consultations on Bill C-100. The Business Council of Canada represents the ...

Related News

Canadian Businesses Respond to MPs Foreign Lobbying Against CETA

July 18, 2019

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the Business Council of Canada and Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters issued the following statement today regarding the open letter by ...

Goldy Hyder interviewed for Politico’s Global Translations podcast

June 20, 2019

Companies and countries are building up defences to guard against trade-war fallout, experts said in the latest episode of POLITICO’s Global Translations podcast featuring ...

Brian Kingston joins Catherine Murray on BNN Bloomberg

June 20, 2019

Brian Kingston, Vice President of International and Fiscal policy, joins Catherine Murray on BNN Bloomberg to offer a business community view of meetings between Prime ...

Latest News

Canadian Businesses Respond to MPs Foreign Lobbying Against CETA

July 18, 2019

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the Business Council of Canada and Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters issued the following statement today regarding the open letter by ...

Goldy Hyder interviewed for Politico’s Global Translations podcast

June 20, 2019

Companies and countries are building up defences to guard against trade-war fallout, experts said in the latest episode of POLITICO’s Global Translations podcast featuring ...

Brian Kingston joins Catherine Murray on BNN Bloomberg

June 20, 2019

Brian Kingston, Vice President of International and Fiscal policy, joins Catherine Murray on BNN Bloomberg to offer a business community view of meetings between Prime ...

Sign up to receive important announcements from the Business Council