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Global Business Outlook 2015


Today, the B20 Coalition, presided by the Canadian Chamber’s President and CEO, Perrin Beatty, released its Global Business Outlook for 2015 (GBO 2015).

The Coalition, which brings together leading independent industry associations and business organizations from G20 countries and represents 6.8 million businesses of all sizes and from all sectors, acknowledges that economic recovery is proceeding at a modest pace and, that of late, the global economic landscape has been marred by skewed global output, geopolitical crises, divergent cross-country performances, subdued in ...



The Canadian Chamber calls for restraint on burgeoning class action lawsuits

Toronto, March 23, 2015—A rising tide of class action lawsuits is becoming a threat to Canadian businesses and, ultimately, their customers, says the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. “Courts have to recognize that the class action is not a social benefit if it’s being misused,” said Warren Everson, Senior Vice President, Policy of the Canadian Chamber.

In a joint event, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) will be releasing an analysis of class actions in Canada, Painting an Unsettling Landscape: Canadian Class Actions 2011–2014, showing a sharp increase in most jurisdictions.

Posted on 23-03-2015

Canadian Chamber Unveils Top 10 Barriers to Competitiveness for 2015

Ottawa, February 5, 2015— Either we act urgently to improve our competitiveness or we will pay a high price in lost jobs and prosperity. Three years ago, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce launched its Top 10 Barriers to Competitiveness. In collaboration with its network of chambers of commerce and boards of trade, the Canadian Chamber has been drawing attention to the barriers that are holding back Canada’s progress and has been urging all levels of government to act more swiftly to improve our country’s ability to compete globally.

Posted on 05-02-2015

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