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Date:
February 18, 2020

Remarks to the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade

Remarks to the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade

Madam Chair, committee members, thank you for the invitation to take part in your consultations on Bill C-4, An Act to implement the Agreement between Canada, the United States of America and the United Mexican States. The Business Council of Canada represents the chief executives and entrepreneurs of 150 leading Canadian companies, in all sectors and regions of the country. Our member companies employ 1.7 million Canadians, account for more than half the value of the Toronto Stock Exchange, contribute the largest ...

Date:
February 12, 2020

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Goldy Hyder at the Australia-Canada Economic Leadership Forum

Goldy Hyder at the Australia-Canada Economic Leadership Forum

At a time when Canada is looking to build stronger ties to like-minded countries that face similar challenges, Goldy Hyder is meeting with governments and businesses at the Australia-Canada Economic Leadership Forum to identify key areas where Australia and Canada can work together.

Date:
February 11, 2020

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Why Africa? Building Canada’s economic ties to the world’s fastest-growing continent

Why Africa? Building Canada’s economic ties to the world’s fastest-growing continent

In its 2018 Fall Economic Statement, the federal government committed to making Canada a more globally connected economy by increasing overseas exports by 50 per cent by 2025. This is an ambitious goal that will require a comprehensive export strategy focused on high-growth markets where Canada underperforms. To date, trade diversification discussions have often focused on the Asia-Pacific region given the well-documented rise of Asia’s middle class. While this region must continue to be a focus, Africa deserves attention given its large ...

Date:
February 5, 2020

Remarks to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance

Remarks to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance

Mr. Chair, committee members, thank you for the invitation to take part in your pre-budget consultations. The Business Council of Canada represents the chief executives and entrepreneurs of 150 leading Canadian companies, in all sectors and regions of the country. Our member companies employ 1.7 million Canadians, account for more than half the value of the Toronto Stock Exchange, contribute the largest share of federal corporate taxes, and are responsible for most of Canada’s exports, corporate philanthropy, and private-sector investments in ...

Date:
January 30, 2020

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Brian Kingston explains what Brexit means for Canada

Brian Kingston explains what Brexit means for Canada

This Friday at exactly 23:00 Greenwich Mean Time, the United Kingdom will officially leave the European Union. But what does Brexit mean for the future of Canada’s economic ties to its largest trading partner in Europe and third most important export destination in the world? Check out this video for my thoughts on what Canadians can expect over the weeks and months ahead.

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