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Ten Ways to Build a Canada that Wins

Changes Ahead in 2017

For the last several years, we have published an annual list of the Top 10 Barriers to Canadian Competitiveness. That document listed some of the self-inflicted wounds that have prevented Canada's economy from achieving its full potential and set out our recommendations for change.

This year, we released a different document. Instead of focusing on barriers, we outlined 10 ways to improve our economic success, along with our specific recommendations to advocate throughout the year.

Ten Ways to Build a Canada that Wins


1. Promote Innovation and Harness the Power of Data

2. Fight Global Protectionism

3. Upgrade Canada’s Regulatory System to Get Natural Resources and Other Exports to World Markets

4. Work with Business to Combat Climate Change and Maintain Canada’s Competitiveness

5. Build Canada’s Brand

6. Grow Small Business to Take on the World

7. Build Digital Skills to Compete in the New Talent Economy

8. Assure Better Access to Capital for Indigenous Entrepreneurs

9. Dismantle Internal Barriers that Cost Consumers and Discourage Investors

10. Encourage Investment by Cutting the Cost of Doing Business in Canada