February 11, 2020
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 ...
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 ...
January 30, 2020
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.
January 22, 2020
There's a lot of talk about economic anxieties, but in our latest 60 Seconds, Goldy Hyder highlights the regulatory anxieties millions of Canadians face. That's why we're so proud to support CFIB's #RedTape Challenge to governments at all levels to #AxeTheFax and modernize.
December 10, 2019
On the last day before World Trade Organization's Appellate Body ceases to function without the reappointment of new judges, we're proud to join our counterparts at Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, Canadian Chamber of Commerce (Canada) and the Canadian Agri-Food Alliance to call for action in support of a key element of the rules-based international trading system. Read our joint statement and watch the latest #60Seconds with our ur VP International, Brian Kingston. Dark days for the global trading system. ...