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May 8, 2019
Dear Premier Kenney, On behalf of the Business Council of Canada, I am writing to congratulate you and the United Conservative Party on your victory in last month’s provincial general election. The people of Alberta voted decisively for change and now look to you and your team for creative solutions to Alberta’s economic challenges. As an association of leading employers and entrepreneurs in every industrial sector and every region of the country, we applaud your commitment to cut ...
February 12, 2019
Dear Minister, As you and your colleagues prepare the upcoming federal budget, I would like to offer the following observations on behalf of Canada’s business leaders. The Canadian economy performed well in 2018 despite a number of headwinds including ongoing global trade uncertainty and declines in commodity prices. The unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level in over four decades and wage growth is showing signs of accelerating. The Council applauds the government’s efforts to reduce trade uncertainty, ...
December 6, 2018
Dear Prime Minister and Premiers, On behalf of the men and women who run many of Canada’s leading companies and largest employers, I am writing to offer support and encouragement as you prepare for this week’s First Ministers’ Meeting in Montreal. Your meeting comes at an important time. After nearly a decade of growth, Canada’s economy is facing strong headwinds and difficult new realities. Canadians in every region need your leadership to reinvigorate the country’s economic ...
Dear Premier, I am writing with respect to your government’s recent introduction of Bill 2, Urgent Priorities Act, 2018, and in particular the White Pines Wind Project Termination Act. Although the latter focuses on one specific renewable energy project, we are concerned about the broader impact of this legislation on Ontario’s business climate. Bill 2 would revoke permits several years after the proponent obtained them from the appropriate regulatory bodies, cancel contracts with the Independent Electricity System Operator that ...
June 15, 2018
Dear Minister, The Business Council of Canada supports the government’s strategy in responding to the unjustified tariffs imposed by the U.S. Administration on steel and aluminum products. Canada must stand up for the interests of Canadians and in support of the rules-based global trade system. As you review input from companies on the proposed countermeasures, we ask that you consider the following: Substitution – We recommend that countermeasures be placed only on products where substitutes are readily ...