Media Release: Regulatory burden undermining business competitiveness, new chamber report finds

(Greater Sudbury, May 31, 2018) Canada’s regulatory system is smothering business, thanks to a growing mix of complex, costly and overlapping rules from all levels of government.  A new report by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and supported by the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce, Death by 130,000 Cuts: Improving Canada’s Regulatory Competitiveness, calls on…

Citizenship and Immigration Canada Regional Settlement

Under Canada’s Constitution, responsibility for immigration is shared among the federal, provincial and territorial governments. Traditionally, provinces and territories have entered into comprehensive agreements with the federal government (Citizen and Immigration Canada or CIC) that cover a wide range of immigration issues. Yukon, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward…

Employment Insurance Program

Following the devastating effects of the Great Depression, the Canadian government unveiled Unemployment Insurance in 1940 to assist Canadians through difficult times. In the recession of 1982, the program helped 76 percent of the unemployed and during the 1990 recession, fully 83 percent of the unemployed received benefits. However, current coverage is only about half…

Copyright Legislation

September 2009 The federal government held a public review of the proposed copyright act and solicited input from stakeholders. GSCC submitted a recommendation to review committee that stated that Canada is years behind its trading partners in reforming copyright laws for the digital age and that the time has come for Canada to catch up…

Clarifying the CRA Classifications for Employee and Contractor

Employers across the country are increasingly choosing subcontractors and/or self-employed specialists to fulfill the fluid nature of their business needs. From IT specialists and software designers to trades people and marketing consultants, there are a growing number of individuals who are employed on a per-contract basis. Employers like to hire independent contractors for a number…