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Canadians can’t wait for consumer privacy reform

The data-driven economy is not emerging. It is here and all around us. Accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadians have migrated much of their daily lives online. This has completely changed the way we access information, buy goods and services, […]

Biden visit: committing Canada to enhanced cybersecurity cooperation

Letter to the Right Honourable Prime Minister Justin Trudeau P.C., M.P. regarding enhanced cybersecurity cooperation with the United States. Re: Commit Canada to enhanced cybersecurity cooperation  Dear Prime Minister:  When you announced that President Biden would be visiting Canada this […]

Tax policy needs to fuel sustainable economic growth

Letter sent by Goldy Hyder to The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, ahead of Budget 2023 Dear Minister,   The Business Council believes that tax policy is a powerful tool for attracting and retaining investment and […]

Negotiating a successful global tax framework

Letter to Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland regarding the implementation of Canada’s Digital Services Tax. Dear Deputy Prime Minister, When your government ratified the Canada-U.S.-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), you committed to a set of rules ensuring a free flow […]

Strengthening Canada’s foreign investment review regime

Letter to The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, P.C., M.P., regarding Bill C-34, An Act to amend the Investment Canada Act. Re: Bill C-34, An Act to amend the Investment Canada Act Dear Minister Champagne: I […]

Recommendations for Budget 2023

This letter was sent to the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, in advance of the 2023 federal budget. Dear Deputy Prime Minister, As the new year unfolds, Canadians face an unusual confluence of economic risks […]

Advancing North American competitiveness

Open letter to government leaders ahead of the North American Leaders’ Summit.  President Andrés Manuel López ObradorPresident Joseph R. BidenPrime Minister Justin Trudeau This week’s North American Leaders Summit (NALS) – the second such trilateral meeting since the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement […]

Enhanced intelligence sharing is essential to Canada’s economic security

In a letter to the Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P., Prime Minister of Canada, Goldy Hyder calls for an amendment to the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) legislation to further protect Canada’s economic security. Dear Prime Minister, Recently Canada’s […]

Defending Canada’s Economic Security 

 In a letter to National Defence Minister Anita Anand, Goldy Hyder called for greater collaboration between industry and government in defending Canada’s economic security. Dear Minister, This week Canadians are honouring the sacrifices of those who fought and gave their […]

Timing of Budget 2023

In a letter to Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland following the Fall Economic Statement, Goldy Hyder urged the government to deliver Budget 2023 in the first quarter of next year. Dear Deputy Prime Minister,  On behalf of Canada’s […]