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The Accelerating Pace of Change: Economic, Business and Policy Outlook for 2019


Last night business and association executives, as well as senior public servants gathered at our annual Crystal Ball Symposium to hear from leading experts on how trends in technology, the global economy and international politics will affect Canadian business 2019 and beyond.   

This year’s event featured Linda Mantia, Chief Operating Officer for Manulife.  Responsible for globally leading corporate strategy and corporate development, analytics, technology, marketing, innovation, human resources, regulatory and public affairs, global resourcing and procurement, and the global program office. Ms. Mantia and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s Chief Economist Trevi ...



Federal and provincial leaders squander opportunity to address real issues affecting real Canadians

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce, which represents more than 200,000 businesses across Canada, issued the following statement at the conclusion of today’s First Ministers Meeting in Montreal:

“The Chamber is pleased to learn that the Government may be open to amendments to Bill C-69 to address concerns raised by industry, as the Chamber has been calling for on behalf of its members. We have proposed a number of amendments to address serious problems with the current draft and we look forward to working together with the Government to bring much-needed clarity to the bill.

However, we are disappointed that Canada’s First Ministers missed the opportunity to take real action in the national interest to resolve the pressing economic issues undermining Canadian jobs and economic security.  While the meeting resulted in productive talks, it did not result in real action, particularly in dealing with an oil and gas sector in crisis, nor was it ambitious in scope for the reduction of barriers in intra provincial trade.

Posted on 07-12-2018

Canadian Chamber of Commerce and CyberNB partner to help secure Canada’s digital economy

Today, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce announced its partnership with CyberNB to educate businesses on the importance of protecting their intellectual property and customers’ data through the Cyber Essentials Canada program. Canada is losing $3.13 billion per year to cybercrime, and with predictions of cybercrime increasing to $6 trillion by 2021, having a solution to this rapidly escalating issue is a necessity.

Posted on 06-12-2018

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Crystal Ball Report - The Accelerating Pace of Change: Economic, Business and Policy Outlook for 2019 (December 2018)

The Crystal Ball Report identifies the economic, political and technological issues that will have a significant impact on business, investment and the economy in the coming year and highlights the implications for decision- and policy-makers.

5 Minutes for Business: Mentally Healthy Workplaces: The Best Investment Your Business Can Make (November 2018)

This brief explores how businesses need to focus inwards and begin investing in and improving how they navigate mental health in their workplace.

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