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5 Minutes for Business: Reduced Speed Ahead: Is Canada Headed for Recession?

24-03-2015

Every other Tuesday, we release 5 Minutes for Business, a publication written by Hendrik Brakel, our Senior Director of Economic, Financial and Tax Policy. In these publications, Hendrik briefly describes current issues that affect the Canadian economy and provides insight on what it will mean for Canadians today and the future. In this week’s edition, he looks at the state of the Canadian economy and whether or not Canada is headed for recession.

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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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Reduced Speed Ahead: Is Canada Headed for Recession? (March 24)

This brief looks at the state of the Canadian economy and whether or not Canada is headed for recession.

Home Sweet Home: Is U.S. Housing Set for Growth? (March 10)

This brief looks at the U.S. economy and, in particular, the U.S. housing market and its impact on Canadian business.

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