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Demonstrating Canada’s defence spending commitments ahead of the NATO Summit 

In advance of next week’s NATO Summit in Washington, D.C., the Business Council of Canada (BCC) is reiterating its call for the federal government to honour its commitment to spending two per cent of GDP on defence.  “Now that the […]

Canadian business leaders complete successful trade and investment mission to Nigeria

Lagos, Nigeria – A delegation of Canadian business leaders has just completed a successful trade and investment mission to Nigeria – Africa’s most populous country. The mission marked the first official visit by the Business Council of Canada (BCC) to […]

Canadian workers are proud of the large businesses they work for, survey finds

A strong majority of Canadians employed by large businesses (500 or more employees) take pride in their work and place of employment, according to a recent survey by Nanos Research. Conducted between April 28-May 1 and commissioned by the Business […]

New national security law urgently needed

Ottawa, May 6, 2024 – Today’s introduction of Bill C-70, the Countering Foreign Interference Act, will help build a stronger, more secure country at a time of heightened geopolitical risk.   Bill C-70’s modernization of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act – […]

Business Council of Canada expands its global footprint

Ottawa, May 6, 2024 – The Business Council of Canada (BCC) is increasing its international footprint by opening a new Indo-Pacific office and expanding its Ottawa policy bench strength in international trade. Beginning in September, Trevor Kennedy, Vice President Indo-Pacific, will […]

Tax and spend budget will inhibit growth

The 2024 federal budget holds back Canada’s potential, warns the Business Council of Canada (BCC). The tax-and-spend fiscal plan will discourage the economic growth necessary to improve living standards; deter the business investment that helps boost wages; and place a […]

April 16 budget must prioritize growth 

With GDP per-capita declining for a sixth straight quarter and the global economy facing a precarious year ahead, Canada’s leading employers are calling for a federal budget that cultivates the conditions for economic growth.   “The government has an opportunity to […]

New report questions the credibility of the government’s fiscal anchors 

Ottawa, ON – January 22, 2024 – With Canada facing higher debt-servicing costs, lower growth forecasts and increased spending pressures, a new report by the Business Council of Canada (BCC) raises questions about the federal government’s proposed fiscal anchor.  “Analyzing […]

Report shines a light on Canada’s nuclear energy opportunity  

Ottawa, ON – November 29, 2023 – Canada is uniquely positioned to be a major player in a global nuclear energy renaissance, according to a new report from the Business Council of Canada (BCC).   In advance of the 2023 United […]

More spending on debt means less investment in people

The federal government’s fall fiscal update fails to set the country’s finances onto a sustainable path, warns the Business Council of Canada (BCC). With an inflation rate at 3.1 per cent, increased debt servicing costs and slowing revenues, it is […]