We joined the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters in a joint letter to Minister Jim Carr that emphasizes Export Development Canada’s indispensable role in Canada’s trade diversification efforts. Read our letter
June 3, 2019
Later this month, Parliament will rise for the summer. MPs will return to their ridings, and your teams will turn their full attention to the coming election campaign. Our message to you is simple: Canada urgently needs your leadership in driving forward a strategy for economic success. We are far from alone in expressing concern for the country’s economic future. The government’s Advisory Council on Economic Growth has warned that Canada’s economy – under pressure from an aging ...
May 29, 2019
Dear Prime Minister: We are writing on behalf of our members, which collectively employ millions of Canadians in every industrial sector and region of the country. Together they are responsible for the vast majority of Canada’s exports to, and commercial ties with, the United States and Mexico. We applaud your government’s success in negotiating a comprehensive and high-standard agreement on North American trade. The Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) maintains our country’s preferential access to the United States ...
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, ...