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5 Minutes for Business: Budget 2017 – Let’s Not “Wait and See”

In this edition of 5 Minutes for Business, Hendrik Brakel, our Senior Director, Economic, Financial and Tax Policy, addresses all the hype - or lack thereof - surrounding the release of the federal budget 2017. It seems all the buildup fostered by the Liberals did not exceed our expectations and if anything, the lackluster document did very...

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Ottawa, March 22, 2017 – More urgency needs to be done to reduce business costs and improve competitiveness, says the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

“While we welcome specific measures in the budget on skills and innovation, our international competitors are racing ahead,” said the Hon. Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of...

Read more: Budget 2017: More Urgently Needed to Close Canada’s Competitiveness Gap

Ottawa, March 22, 2017 – More urgency needs to be done to reduce business costs and improve competitiveness, says the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

“While we welcome specific measures in the budget on skills and innovation, our international competitors are racing ahead,” said the Hon. Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of...

Read more: Budget 2017: More Urgency Needed to Close Canada’s Competitiveness Gap

Montréal, March 20, 2017— The Canadian Chamber of Commerce, which was headquartered in Montréal for most of its existence and still has offices there, joined the celebrations of the City of Montréal’s 375th anniversary with an evening highlighting the city’s remarkable contribution to Canadian innovation and...

Read more: A Homecoming: The Canadian Chamber Returns to Montréal to Celebrate the City’s 375th Anniversary

Ireland and Canada share ties that go back centuries. From the cod fisherman who settled in Newfoundland to the immigrants who crossed the Atlantic to escape the Great Famine, the Irish have played a large role in shaping the country we know today. Over 4.4 million Canadians claim some Irish heritage, making it the fourth largest cultural group in...

Read more: Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Climate Change and Competitiveness

In December 2016, the federal government and all but two province and territories adopted the Pan-Canadian Framework for Clean Growth and Climate Change, a national plan to meet Canada’s emission reduction target. It is an ambitious effort that rightly focuses resources and attention on one of the most pressing ecological and economic issues...

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5 Minutes for Business: The Number One Threat to America - Border Taxes

Every other week, we release 5 Minutes for Business, a publication written by Hendrik Brakel, our Senior Director of Economic, Financial and Tax Policy. This week, Hendrik Brakel hits the pause button on the renegotiation of NAFTA for a brief moment to redirect his attention toward the proposed Border Adjustment Tax and how it might...

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5-7 April 2017 | Tokyo and Sendai, Japan

Canada and Japan have a friendly and mutually beneficial relationship. Japan is Canada’s fifth largest partner in two-way merchandise trade and 10th in services trade. Yet the potential is far from met. In recent years, bilateral trade has stagnated: exports from Canada to Japan have grown little more...

Read more: Join us for the Japan-Canada Chambers Council’s mission to Japan

International Women’s Day 2017

It’s no secret that having more women in the workforce is good for both the economy and a business’s bottom line. Increasing female participation in the Canadian workforce could mean $105 billion in GDP growth and research has shown that companies with more female directors report a higher return on equity.

The benefits of having...

Read more: International Women’s Day 2017

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