Economics

Tackling the Top 10 Barriers to Competitiveness

In February, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce unveiled its Top 10 Barriers to Competitiveness for 2013. The Canadian Chamber launched this initiative in 2012 to draw attention to the barriers [...]

Canada’s Labour Market Puts in a Strong Performance In 2012

Canada’s labour market ended 2012 on a high note, with almost 40,000 net new jobs created in the month of December. The fourth quarter was particularly robust, churning out more than [...]

2013-14 Economic Outlook: Still Stuck in the Slow Lane

The global recovery has suffered new setbacks. According to the International Monetary Fund, “a key reason is that policies in the major advanced economies have not rebuilt confidence in [...]

Preparing Canada’s Youth for the Jobs of Tomorrow

On February 8, 2012, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce launched a 10-point national plan to improve Canada’s economic competitiveness. The Chamber will harness the power and voice of its [...]

Economy Battles Strong Headwinds Modest growth ahead

As 2011 got underway, the global economic recovery seemed broadly on track. But, as time has passed, so it has seemed less secure. A throng of economic troubles—the rise in energy prices [...]

Major Crisis of Confidence Grips the Global Economy: Canadian Chamber of Commerce

One adverse event after another has roiled financial markets, zapped confidence and created an air of uncertainty. As Shakespeare wrote, “When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but [...]

The impact of the higher oil prices on the Canadian economy

Who would have through that the desperate act of one fruit vendor in a small village in Tunisia would unleash a wave of revolution in countries across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), [...]

Canadian Chamber of Commerce

In recent years many countries have overhauled their business tax systems to improve their global competitiveness. They recognize that in a highly integrated global economy, the tax base is [...]

2011 Economic Outlook

After the sharp bounce back from recession, Canada’s economy lost some of its swagger expanding at a sluggish 2.3 per cent annual rate in the second quarter of 2010 and a meager 1.0 per [...]

Embracing a Growth Oriented Tax System

Advances in communications and information technologies, and liberalization of trade and investment policies are accelerating the pace of global economic integration. Skilled workers, businesses [...]

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