Changes Ahead in 2017
For the last several years, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce has published an annual list of the Top 10 Barriers to Canadian Competitiveness. That document listed some of the self-inflicted wounds that have prevented Canada's economy from achieving its full potential and set out their recommendations for change.
This year, they released a different document. Instead of focusing on barriers, they outlined 10 ways to improve our economic success, along with specific recommendations to advocate throughout the year.
Ten Ways to Build a Canada that Wins
- Promote Innovation and Harness the Power of Data
- Fight Global Protectionism
- Upgrade Canada’s Regulatory System to Get Natural Resources and Other Exports to World Markets
- Work with Business to Combat Climate Change and Maintain Canada’s Competitiveness
- Build Canada’s Brand
- Grow Small Business to Take on the World
- Build Digital Skills to Compete in the New Talent Economy
- Assure Better Access to Capital for Indigenous Entrepreneurs
- Dismantle Internal Barriers that Cost Consumers and Discourage Investors
- Encourage Investment by Cutting the Cost of Doing Business in Canada