(OTTAWA) – March 15, 2019 – The Canadian Chamber of Commerce wrapped up its work as Canada’s official representative at this year’s B20 summit, where its input will be included in recommendations to G20 leaders ahead of their June meeting in Japan.
The priority areas for Canadian businesses advocated by the Canadian Chamber were the promotion of digital trade and e-commerce policies to help exporters, tackling unfair industrial subsidies that disadvantage Canadian companies, and reforming the World Trade Organization to preserve multilateral trade rules.
(OTTAWA) – March 14, 2019 – Climate change is a defining issue of our times and Canadian businesses are prepared to play a role in combatting it. According to a report released today by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, that willingness is eroding, due to the prohibitive costs Canada’s climate polices have imposed on businesses across the country.
Titled A High Cost Climate Strategy Canadian Businesses Find Hard to Swallow, the Chamber’s report shines a light on the “pancaking” of climate-related costs and regulations, which are almost exclusively put on the shoulders of business owners, particularly the country’s small and medium-size businesses. As they begin to feel the financial impact of cumulative federal and provincial regulations impact, they are becoming less supportive of climate change policies.