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

22-03-2017

More urgency is needed in reducing business costs and improving 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 the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. “The U.S. election was a game-changer, yet the budget is written as if nothing has changed. As our number-one trading partner rolls back regulation and cuts taxes, Canadian businesses face more regulation and increased costs imposed by all levels of government for fees, taxes and essential inputs like electricity.”

 

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

Ottawa, March 22, 2017 – More urgency is needed in reducing business costs and improving 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 the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. 

Posted on 22-03-2017

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