Speech from the Throne 2013

After delaying the return of Parliament, the Harper Government has used a Speech from the Throne to kick off a new session. The speech Wednesday, delivered by Governor-General David Johnston, marks the return of MPs and senators from a summer break and is meant to lay out the Harper government’s agenda at the halfway mark…

What Ontario Business Thinks 2013

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce has been sending out quarterly policy surveys throughout this past year. The response to these surveys has been overwhelming: they have generated nearly 7,000 responses (average of 1,700 responses per survey). This survey is now one of the most significant measurements of business opinion in the province (maybe in the…

Canadian Chamber releases report

Read the CCC report entitled $50 Million a Day. In the report, the CCC highlights how Canada’s lack of infrastructure is preventing Canadians from maximizing their potential benefits in energy markets. The fastest growing markets for oil and gas now lie in non-OECD nations; however, Canada cannot respond to this opportunity as it lacks the…