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Date:
July 8, 2019

Premiers need to reaffirm commitment to interprovincial free trade

As originally published in The Globe and Mail Goldy Hyder is president and chief executive officer of the Business Council of Canada. Dan Kelly is president and chief executive officer of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. Every day, it seems our politics are becoming more divisive. Fortunately, there is one area where parties of all stripes can find common cause: interprovincial trade. The Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), implemented in 2017, is a shining example of multipartisan co-operation. The initiative ...

The amended Bill C-69 is an improvement, but still doesn’t do enough for Canada’s energy sector

As published in The Globe and Mail There are defining moments in the life of any government, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has reached one now. Facing a dearth of investment in Canada’s energy industry and a chorus of complaints that Ottawa is ignoring the plight of Western Canada’s resource industries, the federal government is moving forward with two highly controversial pieces of legislation and will soon pronounce on the future of a critical piece of the country’...

Date:
May 13, 2019

Our politics is suffering from analysis paralysis and the illusion of action

Our politics is suffering from analysis paralysis and the illusion of action

As originally published in the Globe and Mail. Goldy Hyder is president and CEO of the Business Council of Canada, representing 150 leading companies. The Council’s recently launched Task Force on Canada’s Economic Future invited Canadians’ views at www.itsaboutcanada.ca Canada wasn’t born, it was built. For many Canadians, unity didn’t come along the road to revolution, but along a railway. History reminds us of these lessons, and yet many Canadian leaders don’t consider themselves ...

Date:
April 15, 2019

Elevating the political discourse

Elevating the political discourse

“In the coming months, business leaders will be engaging the public on the issues that matter and leading the way on elevating the discourse.” As originally published by Sun Media newspapers in Toronto, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Calgary and Edmonton As we mark six months until the upcoming federal election, the main themes of the campaign are starting to emerge. If Alberta’s election is any indication, we can expect a hyper-polarized campaign with political parties running against strawmen, such as big ...

Date:
April 4, 2019

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