Mar 14, 2019

Canada’s Bitter Breakfast: Climate Regulation and Cost “Pancake” Crushing Canadian Businesses

Climate change is a defining issue of our times and Canadian businesses are prepared to play a role in combatting it, however that willingness is eroding, due to the prohibitive costs Canada’s climate polices have imposed on businesses across the country.

The Unsavory Pancaking of Canada’s Climate Regulations: A High Cost Climate Strategy Canadian Businesses Find Hard to Swallow, the latest report in our Regulate Smarter series, shines a light on the “pancaking” of climate-related costs and regulations. These added costs are almost exclusively put on the shoulders of business owners, particularly the country’s small- and medium-sized businesses.

Canada’s response to the climate challenge cannot be to drive away the investors, job creators and innovators that contribute to Canada’s prosperity.

Click here to read the full report.

To learn more on how Canada’s regulatory system is a mix of complex, overlapping rules from all levels of government that has created a costly and uncertain environment to run a business, visit

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