The false dichotomy: old economy vs. new economy

There is no “old economy” or “new economy.” There is just the economy and it is constantly evolving based on new technologies, discoveries, and innovation.

Tech is not a sector, it is the application of scientific knowledge that, for practical purposes, is transforming all sectors. It is a horizontal that cuts across sector verticals. Artificial intelligence, for instance, will be ubiquitous, changing everything from telecommunications to health care to natural resources.

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Businesses across Canada recognize opportunities, challenges of doing business in China

As Canada’s largest business association, with members of all sizes, in all sectors and regions of the country, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce regularly hears from members about their experiences with China. Not surprisingly, we have been hearing a great deal lately about the issues facing a number of our companies and sectors doing business in China, and I want to thank you for your government’s expressions of support.

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TradeGraham Scott
Canadian Chamber of Commerce Welcomes Tariff Ceasefire

Ottawa – May 17, 2019 – Canadian Chamber of Commerce President and Chief Executive Officer, Honourable Perrin Beatty, P.C., O.C., issued the following statement today in response to an announcement that a deal has been reached between Canada and the U.S. on steel and aluminum tariffs.

“Today’s announcement of a deal to lift steel and aluminum tariffs is very positive news for Canadian businesses. These tariffs have never had a national security justification, and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce welcomes this long overdue resolution.

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TradeGraham Scott
Khan: Needed, a national employment policy for Canada's immigrant population

There is a major discrepancy between the expertise (and expectations) immigrants bring with them and how Canada positions itself to be able to absorb that expertise.

This is the overall understanding of several reports published over the last year that studied employment inequity in the labour market. These reports, focusing mainly on Ontario – still the most popular destination for new immigrants – show that immigrant populations are some of the most underemployed in Canada.

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SkillsGraham Scott
Accountants group calls for comprehensive review of Canadian tax system

A new report by Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) is recommending the government undergo a comprehensive tax review that will “make the system simpler, fairer, more efficient and competitive.”

The report, released on Wednesday, provides a blueprint for how the government could reform the Canadian tax system, one CPA Canada said currently weakens the country’s competitiveness.

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TaxationGraham Scott
Needed, a national employment policy for Canada's immigrant population

There is a major discrepancy between the expertise (and expectations) immigrants bring with them and how Canada positions itself to be able to absorb that expertise.

This is the overall understanding of several reports published over the last year that studied employment inequity in the labour market. These reports, focusing mainly on Ontario – still the most popular destination for new immigrants – show that immigrant populations are some of the most underemployed in Canada.

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SkillsGraham Scott
Macartney: Canada needs a new royal commission on taxation

Armed with a paper developed by the London Chamber of Commerce, the Canadian chamber — representing more than 200,000 businesses — has developed its most comprehensive policy position, calling on the federal government to strike a royal commission on tax reform.

The last time Canada undertook a comprehensive review of its tax system (the Carter Royal Commission in the 1960s), humans had not yet set foot on the moon and in the five decades since, repeated cutting and pasting has left Canadian taxation uncompetitive, cumbersome, inefficient and anything but modern.

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TaxationGraham Scott