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5 Minutes for Business: New Industry, New Taxes, New Fees: Undermining the Fight against the Illegal Cannabis Market

17-09-2018

Every month, we release 5 Minutes for Business. In this edition, our Director of Transportation and Infrastructure Policy, Ryan Greer, examines how the federal government will handle the battle between a newly regulated cannabis industry and the existing black market once recreational marijuana becomes legal on October 17.

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The Canadian Chamber of Commerce reacts to announcement that NAFTA negotiations will continue next week

Statement by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, the Honourable Perrin Beatty, regarding the announcement today that NAFTA negotiations will continue next week:

The Chamber welcomes news that the parties remain at the negotiating table. Achieving a trilateral agreement remains a priority for the Canadian business community and we are encouraged that the parties appear to be committed to continuing negotiations.

Posted on 01-09-2018

Canadian Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Perrin Beatty responds to the decision by the Federal Court of Appeal regarding the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project

Canadian Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Perrin Beatty responds to the decision by the Federal Court of Appeal regarding the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project:

“Both the government and the private sector will need to study the Federal Court of Appeal’s reasoning and the options that exist to prevent further delays. However, it is clear even at this early stage that today’s decision delivers a serious blow to the Indigenous communities that are counting on this project to create jobs and economic prosperity and to Canada’s economy as a whole. It sends a profoundly negative message to investors both here at home and around the world about Canada’s regulatory system and our ability to get things done even after the federal government has declared them to be in the national interest."

Posted on 30-08-2018

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