A federal budget at a serious time
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I’ve said many times over the past few months that we are living in a serious moment – a time of financial volatility and geopolitical instability.
In January the Business Council urged the federal government to meet the moment by delivering a budget that would strengthen Canada’s economic security and improve the ability of Canadian companies to compete globally.
Yesterday’s budget contained elements of such a strategy.
But the worsening fiscal picture leaves me concerned about Canada’s future growth prospects.
It will be vitally important for the government and private sector to work together with clear vision and purpose if we want to grow the economy.
President and CEO
Business Council of Canada
In January we asked you what top issue you thought the federal budget should address. The top three issues from your responses were:
- Canadian competitiveness
- Fiscal prudence
- Climate change
Thanks to everyone who responded to our survey.
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