Canada’s Business Environment and Competitiveness (Part 3 of 4)

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Canada’s Business Environment and Competitiveness (Part 3 of 4)

The Public Policy Forum hosts a conference focusing on an economic plan released by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, entitled “Advantage Canada: Building a Strong Economy for Canadians,” Ottawa, Ont., January 23, 2007.

This conference session focuses on the business climate, government regulations, and tax burdens faced by Canadian entrepreneurs.

Jock Finlayson (executive vice president of the Business Council of British Columbia) discusses the Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement (TILMA) between the Alberta and British Columbia governments. Richard Paton (president of the Canadian Chemical Producers Association) outlines growth and investment challenges faced by Canadian chemical manufacturers. William Robson (president and CEO of the C.D. Howe Institute) focuses on increasing investment and reducing tax burden for businesses.

After speeches, panellists answer questions from audience members. Conference chair Giles Gherson makes opening remarks and moderates.