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Principles for a responsible and innovative data economy

Data is changing our economy New technologies allow us to gather and make sense of ever-larger amounts of data, enabling smarter, faster decisions that can improve the lives of Canadians. The challenge is to get the right data to the right place at the right time. Data is costly to collect, store, and process. A further challenge is determining who the data belongs to and how to distribute the value it creates. Canada has traditionally relied on markets to efficiently ...

Date:
September 21, 2018

2017/2018 Annual Report

2017/2018 Annual Report

The Business Council of Canada is the senior voice of the country’s business community, representing 150 chief executives and entrepreneurs in all sectors and regions. Read our 2017/2018 Annual Report to learn about the next generation of Canadian business leaders taking on the world.

Date:
September 12, 2018

The Impacts of US Tax Reform on Canada’s Economy

The Impacts of US Tax Reform on Canada’s Economy

The negative impact of U.S. tax reform on Canada’s economy could be 10 times greater than the potential fallout from NAFTA termination, a PwC Canada study suggests. Late last year, U.S. lawmakers approved a sweeping overhaul of the U.S. tax code. Among other changes, the reform bill cut the corporate tax rate from 35 to 21 per cent and allowed companies to immediately deduct from their tax bills the full cost of capital spending. Proponents of the tax package ...

Date:
May 28, 2018

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Macroeconomic and Fiscal
Total Tax Contribution and the wider economic impact: Surveying Canada’s leading enterprises

Total Tax Contribution and the wider economic impact: Surveying Canada’s leading enterprises

The fifth edition of the Total Tax Contribution (TTC) report is based on financial data from 87 Business Council of Canada member companies. The latest edition of the survey, based on 2016 tax filings, underscores the significant contribution large firms make to public finances. Corporate income tax payments in particular were sharply higher than in the previous year.

Date:
April 4, 2018

Navigating Change: 2018 Business Council Skills Survey

Navigating Change: 2018 Business Council Skills Survey

Canadian employers are working harder and spending more to recruit recent post-secondary graduates in an increasingly competitive labour market, a new report indicates. The findings are based on responses from 95 of Canada’s largest companies. Eighty-three per cent of them participate in co-op programs and other forms of work-integrated learning initiatives that help identify potential new hires.

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