Budget 2024

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Ensuring Canada remains a reliable trading nation

Joint letter to the Honourable David Eby, Premier of British Columbia, regarding concerns with Bill 12, Public Heath Accountability and Cost Recovery Act. Dear Premier, We are writing to you to express our deep concerns with Bill 12 and the […]

Aligning Canada’s OECD tax framework with the United States

Letter to the The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, P.C., M.P. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance regarding the OECD Global Tax Framework. Deputy Prime Minister, I am writing on behalf of the Business Council of Canada (BCC) to again urge […]

Avoiding unintended consequences for Canada-Mexico trade and investment

Letter to The Honourable Marc Miller, M.P., P.C., Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship regarding travel visa requirements for Mexican citizens. Dear Minister,   I am writing with respect to the government’s announcement that it is partially reimposing a visa requirement […]

Course correction needed on competition law changes

Joint letter to The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, P.C., M.P., regarding amendments to the Competition Act in omnibus bill C-59. Dear Minister Champagne, We represent Canadian businesses that compete every day with each other and […]

Re-evaluating the proposed oil and gas regulatory framework

Letter to Mr. John Moffet, Assistant Deputy Minister Environmental Protection Branch, regarding the proposed Regulatory Framework for an oil and gas emissions cap. Dear Mr. Moffet, Last year the Business Council of Canada (BCC) wrote to the Minister of Environment […]

Improving Canada’s Competitiveness

As published in the C.D. Howe Institute From:  Michael Gullo and Heather Exner-PirotTo: Ministerial Working Group on Regulatory Efficiency for Clean Growth ProjectsDate: January 25, 2024 Re: Improving Canada’s competitiveness Canadian workers, industry and the federal government share a common goal of a strong economy and […]

Implementation to enhance prosperity for Canadians

Letter to the Right Honourable Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P., in advance of the January 2024 cabinet retreat. Dear Prime Minister,  In advance of your cabinet retreat this past summer we wrote a letter urging you to focus on […]

Modernizing to protect Canadians from economic security threats

Letter to The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, P.C., M.P., Minister of Public Safety regarding the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act (CSIS Act). Re: Enabling enhanced threat intelligence sharing with Canadian businesses Dear Minister Leblanc: On behalf of Canada’s most innovative and […]

Ensuring the security and resiliency of critical infrastructure

Letter to The Honourable Seamus O’Regan, P.C., M.P., Minister of Labour Employment and Social Development Canada with regards to Bill C-58: An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code and the Industrial Relations Board Regulations. Dear Minister, Earlier this year […]

Supporting investment and trade between Canada and Ukraine

Letter to Ms. Mairead Lavery, President and Chief Executive Officer of Export Development Canada regarding EDC’s plan to introduce programs to support investment and trade in Ukraine. Re:  EDC programs supporting trade and investment in Ukraine Dear Ms. Lavery, On […]