Blog Apr 29, 2021

Budget 2021 and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce


On April 19, the Government of Canada announced its 2021 Federal Budget, offering the clearest picture of federal finances and Canada’s economic recovery plan in over two years.

Want to know what was in the budget and how it affects Canadian businesses? Read on and click on the headings for more info!

Media Release
Our statement on the budget, including a brief overview of the budget highlights, what we were happy to see included, and what improvements we felt could be made.

Rapid Policy Update
A closer look from our team of policy experts on what was included in the budget and what it all means for businesses. Areas of analysis include business and workforce supports, interprovincial trade, climate change, innovation and more.

Budget Policy Wins
Good news for Canadian businesses! A list of all our policy proposals that made it into the federal budget – three cheers for policy wins!

Our Pre-Budget Submission
Recommendations sent to the government during their pre-budget consultation period on the policies and issues we believe needed to be included in the budget to support Canadian employers, employees, and the economy as a whole.

Post-Budget Conversation with Minister Chrystia Freeland
Minister of Finance, the Hon. Chrystia Freeland, walks our members through her review of the federal budget, followed by a Q & A with the minister featuring questions submitted by our members, moderated by our President and CEO, Perrin Beatty.